Manchester United fans were disappointed with Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s performance against Hull City on Wednesday night.
Jose Mourinho opted to play the Armenian instead of Anthony Martial, claiming he couldn’t drop his Player of the Match, even though the Frenchman had earned his place back in the first-team.
He struggled to get the ball forward at Old Trafford and put in a poor display as he continuously misplayed his passes against Marco Silva’s men, failing to continue his impressive form which has seen him cement his place in the starting XI.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say about his performance.
Valencia and Mkhitaryan have been poor. Pogba non-existent. Need to step it up. #MUFC
— Ašavastəma☀️ (@KurdSeT) February 1, 2017
I bet Mourinho is frustrated with Rashford and Mkhitaryan, it's their job to get past a player and create an opening….
— Nadav MUFC (@nadavravid) February 1, 2017
TWICE Mkhitaryan puts in the wrong ball 😫😩
— Mary (@MarySheDevilUtd) February 1, 2017
How's your MOTM Mkhitaryan playing Mourinho
— P (@ffsbaiIly) February 1, 2017
Mkhitaryan is having a poor game
— The Crazy Smurf (@TheToluAdeyi) February 1, 2017
It’s frustrating because he’s been one of our standout performers since his return to the first-team and lacklustre displays are something you would never link with his gameplay.
However, it was easy to forget that he was even on the pitch, especially in the first-half, and when you were reminded of his presence, it wasn’t for anything special.
Hopes are Mkhitaryan can re-find his best form as he had played a massive role in United’s unbeaten run.