Jose Mourinho admits he's anxious about 29-year-old at Man United


After failing to start any competitive game for the first three months upon his arrival at Old Trafford, Mkhitaryan showed signs of promise in the second half of the campaign in the 2016-17 season, even finding himself in the Europa League Team of the Season. "It's as simple as that".

"I can not understand why United would take a manager who plays in a defensive way. Tell me on the pitch what you want to do the next match".

Dortmund have a history of buying back big-name players they had recently sold.

The 1-0 midweek loss does not seriously hamper their chances of Champions League progress, but underlines why his exciting attacking options can not be considered the best he has had.

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"We didn't play especially well, we played with a lot of attacking players but lost control in midfield with (Dale) Stephens playing completely free out of position, a hard game for Pogba and Matic, and our attacking players didn't participate too much in the spaces we wanted to use". "I think they were good from minute one until the last minute". My boys they didn't play well but they gave everything.

In the week that Eric Cantona had suggested Mourinho is not attack-minded enough for his former club, the Portuguese coach admitted he may have overdone his offensive approach by fielding Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial behind striker Romelu Lukaku. However, much like in his early days at Dortmund it seems the player is once again struggling with the mental demands of playing for a top-club.

"But he wants to be a player until the end of the season and now he feels confident to be back and now he is training back with us".