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Henrikh Mhkitaryan excluded from Manchester United’s next big match


Manchester City's Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi attempts to shoot as Manchester United's Ivorian defender Eric Bailly defends and Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea dives during the English Premier League football matc

“Sometimes players disappoint managers”.

New boss Mourinho reacted to the 2-1 home defeat to local rivals Manchester City by admitting several of his under-performing team will lose their places. “Their performances. So of course I’m going to play other players”.

“He was the only striker we had in that moment”, the Spaniard said, via the Manchester Evening News.

Now they share a city and the desire for Premier League success, with Guardiola striking the first blow as Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho’s first-half goals proved enough for Manchester City to leave Old Trafford with a 2-1 win.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jesse Lingard and Luke Shaw were substituted during Saturday’s match, with the latter appearing to pick up a knock in the second half.

Rashford (18) has yet to start a game for United under Mourinho, having made 18 starts under Louis van Gaal during the final three months of last season.

It is likely Shaw will miss the clash with Feyenoord, who finished third in the Eredivisie last season, in a bid to have the left-back available for United’s next Premier League game against Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.theeagleonline.com.ng as the source.

Neville added: “I think in certain games when you expect Manchester United to play, you will still see them play with two in midfield and Pogba will be one of the two”. I don’t know what happened past year, it’s just a different season. “But I did not get it”, Mourinho was quoted as saying by The Guardian. He gave us in the second half what we needed but didn’t get from Micki or Jesse in the first half.

“Hopefully we can both be on the pitch at the same time, but we have to work hard and show why we deserve to be involved”. “We were a team that had the courage and honesty and dignity to chase with pride the result which I think we deserved – we deserved a goal in the second half”.

“Back-passes, first-station passes, from Bailly to (Marouane) Fellaini, from Blind to (Paul) Pogba”.