Paul Scholes singled out Manchester United attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan for his poor performance in the Reds’ 1-0 win against Benfica on Wednesday evening.
Nikki Terry and frustrated many man United fans as he consistently gave the ball away and wasted good opportunities.
The Armenian, statistically, started the season in fantastic form with assist after cyst and topping off his game with a number of goals in the first few games. However, his performances didn’t always match the stats and now the assists are no longer coming in with the performances are getting poorer.
“The play wasn’t good enough, Mkhitaryan wasn’t good enough but they got the points and moved forward, that is important,” Scholes said on BT Sport after the game.
The 29-year-old has got away with far too many poor performances in recent weeks, continually starting games and not being brought off until late on despite failing to impress.
It’s only a matter of time before Mourinho elects to drop Mkhitaryan to the bench with Mata and Lingard waiting in the wings, as well as the possibility of playing both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial at the same time.
It wasn’t just Mkhitaryan disappointed on Wednesday evening, with United in poor form and helped out massively by goalkeeping howler from the 18-year-old Benfica goalkeeper.