Henrikh Mkhitaryan once again frustrated Manchester United fans, despite scoring the Reds’ second goal against Everton on Sunday afternoon.
Before netting to take the game beyond the Toffees, Mkhitaryan had been proving wasteful in possession and ineffective for Man United.
The Armenian has, statistically, had a fantastic start to the season with a run of assists as United began the season scoring freely.
Yet his performances have often underwhelmed and that proved to be the case again against the Toffees.
Mkhitaryan’s assists have masked some pretty shocking performances. (Cue an assist)
— James (@writtenoff_mufc) September 17, 2017
Mourinho said we need to stop playing Playstation football and Mkhitaryan’s trying some FIFA skill moves lool what a guy
— José (@MourinhoMindset) September 17, 2017
Mkhitaryan would have twice the number of assists if he’d let the ball off a bit quicker
— jb8521 (@jb_8521) September 17, 2017
Mkhitaryan needs to sort his out his decision making man. Final ball is atrocious and takes too long to release the ball.
— AH (@UtdTactic) September 17, 2017
Another 2/10 from Mkhitaryan and I know absolutely nothing he does will make Jose drop him. pic.twitter.com/oQLYyKg8QS
— Nik (@Viva_United7) September 17, 2017
Mkhitaryan is dead this is an imposter
— Tikitactic (@TikiTactic) September 17, 2017
Get Mkhitaryan off the pitch man dear me
— Brandon (@Brandonsayer1) September 17, 2017
Mkhitaryan once again looking sloppy. Tries to hold onto the ball for way too long. Same can be said for the other attackers, though.
— Alex Turk (@_AlexTurk) September 17, 2017
Of course, Mkhitaryan can continue to have poor overall performances if he continues to produce the final ball required that Man United are otherwise missing, or finishing chances as he did in the 83rd minute against Everton.
If that is the case, José Mourinho will have little choice but to keep him in the side. But if the assists and goals dry up and Mkhitaryan is left solely with poor performances, and things only ‘almost’ coming off, the 28-year-old must be replaced in the side.