Mkhitaryan last played for Manchester United in the team's 1-0 loss to Chelsea on November 5. "Instead of 15, he may play 20 or 25 minutes, but he's not in condition to start". With Ibrahimovic sidelined by an injury, Pogba took centre-stage in the opening weeks of the current campaign as United made an impressive start to the season.Yet it was only during the period of absence brought on by the hamstring injury Pogba sustained against Basel on September 12 that his importance began to be truly acknowledged. "We play Brighton in two days I need to give some players a rest and I need to give some players a chance".
-The injury to Phil Jones, and the beef that's ensued between him and England Manager Gareth Southgate.
"Micki [Mkhitaryan] is not playing because we had lots of options for that match", the Man United website quoted Mourinho as saying. Now the question is why is Micki not playing.
"It's a bit frustrating for me, the fact that there is always a question about some player who is not playing or in the best of his form", the United boss said. No Carrick, no Pogba, no Fellaini and every match was Herrera and Matic and the kid McTominay had his opportunities to play. We can not afford to lose him to controversies and it is only a matter of time before he recaptures his form. "He had the match here, he saw the reaction of the pitch, he has the comments of his players, your words are more important than mine". "Until the global board change the rules, I can only start with 11", said Mourinho.