Manchester United fans were left furious with Jose Mourinho‘s decision to exclude Henrikh Mkhitaryan from his matchday squad once again.
The Armenian hasn’t featured since the Manchester derby and supporters were expecting to see him build up some match fitness against Burnley.
However, he wasn’t even on the bench, which is odd as Mourinho has previously stated that is he is 100% match fit.
Here’s what fans had to say about Mkhitaryan’s situation at Old Trafford.
How on earth is Mkhitaryan ever going to adapt to English football if he doesn't even get a place on the bench? Mourinho's weird.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) October 29, 2016
Henrikh Mkhitaryan still not even making it into the match-day squad. It’s actually so sad to see a player of his quality not playing.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) October 29, 2016
Poor how #MUFC are treating Mkhitaryan. For a team lacking creativity, freezing out the most creative player in the Bundesliga is senseless.
— Tom Wyer (@tomwyer) October 29, 2016
Why sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan if you're not going to play him? This is so frustrating. #mufc
— Drico 🇨🇾🇸🇲🇷🇸🇨🇭🇬🇷🇮🇸🇭🇷🇮🇪🎗 (@DricoMonster) October 29, 2016
You can't play Rashford on the wing when you have Mkhitaryan, doesn't make sense
— Chura (@_swagi_) October 29, 2016
Genuinely pissed over the Mkhitaryan situation. #mufc
— Shantanu (@ShanIsRed) October 29, 2016
It’s a confusing situation that Mkhitaryan has found himself in and I expected to see him in action against Burnley, even if it was just for 20 minutes to help ease him back into football in England.
But with Mourinho deciding to leave him out once again, the Armenian will undoubtedly be frustrated after he hasn’t received the opportunites to build any match rhythm.
With Mourinho opting to start Rashford on the wing instead of Mkhitaryan, there has to be some sort of issue that fans are currently unaware of because it would have been the perfect game to reintroduce him.