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Critics Round On Henrikh Mkhitaryan After Latest Poor Showing

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan looks dejected after his side concede the opening goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on November 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Craig Mercer - CameraSport via Getty Images)

A dire run of form for Henrikh Mkhitaryan has seen many fans call for him to be dropped from Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven.

The Armenian had a storming start to the season to match that of the other Red Devils alongside him. Five assists in his first three games, with two further goals in September, boded well for the former Borussia Dortmund star.

The increased creative burden in light of Paul Pogba’s injury however appears to have co-incided with a dramatic loss in form. Mkhitaryan has been culpable for United’s barren spell in front of goal, with Romelu Lukaku now without a goal in seven games.

A dreadful performance in today’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea is the last straw for some.

The Independent game him a match rating of ‘3’, claiming that ‘the game passed him by’. Speaking on Sky Sports, Jamie Carragher felt that United were ‘playing with ten men with him on the pitch’.

Others weren’t as reserved in their criticism.

Much like Paul Pogba’s absence has had a detrimental impact on Lukaku’s scoring return, one fan believes that Mkhitaryan is also directly suffering as a result.

While the 28-year-old flounders, an impressive Anthony Martial is often restricted to substitute appearances, something that this fan has found frustrating following the Frenchman’s match-winning goal against Tottenham Hotspur last week.

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