Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho's Blast over 'Missing' Miki's Form

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho's Blast over 'Missing' Miki's Form

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JOSE Mourinho has accused Henrikh Mkhitaryan of 'disappearing' in games for United - but could recall him against Brighton today.

Mkhitaryan was dropped from the squad for the recent fixtures against Newcastle and Basel after a string of poor performances.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher claimed United played 'with 10 men' during the defeat at Chelsea due to Mkhitaryan's ineffectual display and the Armenian has not played for Mourinho since.

The 28-year-old tallied six assists in his first four Premier League games and scored in the October wins over Everton and CSKA Moscow.

But Mkhitaryan noticeably struggled in the 'big six' tests against Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool and was dropped for Newcastle.

Mourinho believes Mkhitaryan's performance level has decreased but confirmed he will return to the matchday squad for the visit of Brighton. …

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