Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has commented on Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s absence from the recent matches.
Mourinho was asked about Mkhitaryan’s absence in his post-match press conference following the Reds’ 1-0 victory over Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, Manchester United official website reported.
“I can only have six (outfield) players on the bench and I try to have some balance on the bench – I had two defenders and (Daley) Blind who can play in different areas. I had Ashley Young to cover me all of the wing and the wing-back position. I had (Ander) Herrera as a midfield player, Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) as a striker and Marcus (Rashford) as a second striker and winger. I played (Anthony) Martial, (Juan) Mata and (Jesse) Lingard in the team. To have Micki means that I don’t have one of them and, in this moment, I believe the other ones they deserve (the chance to play).”