Rio Ferdinand tells Mourinho: Start playing Mkhitaryan!

Rio Ferdinand is struggling to understand why Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not featuring for Manchester United, joking: “I would actually like to see him play football!”

The Armenian has struggled for game time at Old Trafford since his summer move from Borussia Dortmund and the former England international has questioned why he isn’t in the team, Goal. com reports.

Mkhitaryan was one of Jose Mourinho’s big summer signings, arriving from Borussia Dortmund, but hasn’t made a single start since the derby defeat to Manchester City on September 10.

Mourinho has claimed that the Armenian is fully fit and operating at “100 per cent” in training but he continues to be left out, much to the bemusement of former defender Ferdinand.

He told the London Evening Standard: “I don’t know what’s happened to Mkhitaryan. Does anyone know where he is?

“By all accounts he is fit and training well but you don’t see him in a Manchester United shirt.

“They paid Borussia Dortmund £26 million to get him in the summer and for that money, I would actually like to see him play football!”


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