Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Is Taking the Micki to Bristol for Cup

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Is Taking the Micki to Bristol for Cup

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JOSE Mourinho says Henrikh Mkhitaryan has a chance of returning to the United squad against Bristol City in the Carabao Cup tonight.

The 28-year-old playmaker has been dropped from eight of the last nine squads and did not even travel to West Brom for United's Premier League victory on Sunday.

Mourinho is believed to be open to selling Mkhitaryan in the January transfer window.

United are interested in Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, who would likely replace Mkhitaryan as the squad's prime playmaker. Despite Mkhitaryan's bleak situation at Old Trafford, Mourinho has suggested he could make his first appearance since the win over Brighton on November 25 in tonight's quarter-final at Bristol City.

Asked if Mkhitaryan could return against Bristol, Mourinho replied: "He can. …

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