Armenian football federation president confirms Mourinho has left Mkhitaryan in the dark

by Tanveer Arayan


President of Armenia’s FA has confirmed Jose Mourinho has left Henrikh Mkhitarayn in the dark at Manchester United.

Mourinho has previously stated Mkhitaryan is 100% fit, however the 27-year-old has still not featured since the Manchester derby.

Supporters were expecting to see him in action against Burnley, but he wasn’t even named on the bench ahead of the clash at Old Trafford.

Speaking about Mkhitaryan’s situation, Hayrapetyan claims the Armenian is unaware of why Mourinho has left him out.

“I’ve talked with Mkhitaryan, he also doesn’t know what Mourinho is thinking,” he said.

“Mkhitaryan trains & is in good shape, but no one knows the reason.”

I was hoping to see Mkhitaryan in action against Burnley after Mourinho was looking to build on his match sharpness while still easing him back into football in England.

After rushing him back from his injury for the Man City fixture, Mourinho will want to keep him in top condition, but fans have been left confused by his current situation at the club.

Could the Portuguese boss try to reintroduce him against Fenerbahce? We don’t know but Mkhitarayn will undoubtedly be frustrated, especially after Hayrapetyan has revealed he doesn’t even know the reason behind his exclusion.

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