It is more than evident that Manchester United general coach Jose Mourinho, announcing that Henrikh Mkhitarian has lost the quality of games and this is the reason why he does not give the football player hours to play, hides the truth. The results of the polls of famous websites also prove that. In the ranked list of FIFA 100 best football players the leader of Armenian national team and Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken the 83rd place. And not any given player succeeds in appearing in the list of FIFA top 100 football players. For that one should have serious virtues. It is interesting that only 4 players from Manchester United have been included in top 100 besides Henrikh Mkhitaryan: goalkeeper David de Gea, midfielder Paul Pogba and forwards Zlatan Ibrahimović and Romelu Lukaku.
As regards Mkhitaryan’s playing, yes, there was a certain regress, and it is normal. But it has not happened to only Mkhitaryan from the whole team. In such cases the name of the football player is not removed from the reference list generally. The same Lukaku, the job of whose is to hit a goal, had “forgotten” about the place where the gates of the competitors, but he was on the field from the first minute to the last one, until he started to hit goals again. The reason of Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s absence from the field is not the condition of his preparedness, but bad personal relations between him and Mourinho.
What could bring it about? By entering Manchester United Mkhitaryan became the idol of the fans in a short term. Football lovers even wrote a song about him. Mkhitaryan was shining not only due to authoring important and beautiful goals for the new team, but also due to making his fellow players play. Henrikh’s fame was starting to exceed Mourinho’s, which could not leave the egoist coach without concerns. He should have thought of something. And Mourinho withdrew Mkhitaryan to defense, which was not his place. Here is when the controversies between the footballer and the coach could have started, which should have deepened. By a surprising accident, at the same time, the fellow players started “not to” notice Henrikh on the field, leaving him aside from the team’s overall actions. In the result, the game of the Armenian footballer started to fade. And when during the voting for the best coach of the year Mkhitaryan gave Zidane’s name and not Mourinho’s, he firstly lost his place in the starting lineup, and then he was withdrawn from the reference list completely.
In days, Henrikh Mkhitaryan met with Mourinho and seriously discussed the issue of his future career in Manchester United. The media holds that it has been decided that the footballer will be removed from the team during the winter transfer window. And after that alone the coach has started to give Mkhitaryan hours to play, but only as a substitute in the last 15 to 20 minutes of the game. Mourinho knows very well, that during that time the football player will not manage to show his real qualities, moreover, when he has not had a playing practice for a long time. The calculation is understandable: to prove the owners of the club as if Henrikh Mkhitaryan does not match the team.