Jose Mourinho explains why he dropped Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Jose Mourinho explains Henrikh Mkhitaryan omission

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Henrikh Mkhitaryan was dropped recently due to his poor performances.

The former Dortmund midfielder who was a regular starter earlier in the season has been criticized for fading in matches.

The Armenian star player did not make the bench for their previous matches with Newcastle and Basel in the Champions League.

"I am speaking about three, four or five. He started the season very well and, after that, step by step, he was disappearing.

"His performance levels in terms of goal scoring, assists, high pressing, recovering the ball high on the pitch, bringing the team with him as a number 10, were decreasing step by step.

"That was enough because the others, they work to have a chance, everybody works to have a chance. So, it is as simple as that."

He said: "Last couple of matches, Mkhitaryan was out and other players had the opportunity to play, that normally Mkhitaryan has.

"I think it is quite fair that tomorrow Mkhitaryan is back."

This is not the first time Mourinho is calling a player out publicly, he did the same with Luke Shaw earlier in the season.

What do you think about calling a player out publicly?

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