Mourinho’s use of the last campaign’s Bundesliga player of the season has been, well, peculiar, and further fuels underlying rumours that super-agent/wanker, Mino Raiola, insisted that the Red Devils could only bag Paul Pogba if they took his other client – yep, you’ve guessed it, the Armenian international.
Closer to the truth is that Mourinho is trying to deflect criticism from himself, by pretending his squad, the most expensively assembled one ever, is still a good couple of transfer windows away from being ‘ready’.
“We need quality players, but you can not do it in one to two transfer windows.
“You cannot buy four or five players in one go of the level that we need.”
No room for Ibrahimovic as Gary Neville names his Manchester United XI
GK) David de Gea
For a minute, we thought poor old Sergio Romero would get a game. Image Source: Twitter
RB) Antonio Valencia
Been up-and-down at United like a bride's nightie. Image Source: Twitter
CB) Chris Smalling
Funny ol' game football; Smalling was the bees knees under van Gaal, but somewhat forgotten under Mourinho. Image Source: Twitter
CB) Eric Bailly
By far the Red Devils best centre-half. Image Source: Twitter
LB) Daley Blind
Ay?! It's official, G Nev hates Luke Shaw more than Jose Mourinho. Image Source: Twitter
CM) Paul Pogba
#Poglost. Image Source: Twitter
CM) Michael Carrick
Most underrated player at Man United. But does have a cardiovascular system on a par with Mark Lawrenson. Image Source: Twitter
CM) Ander Herrera
Gives his best pal, Juan Mata, a good reason to keep his blog positive. Image Source: Twitter
RW) Henrik Mkhitariyan
Not sure who's bullied more by Mourinho; Mkhi or Schweni? Source: Twitter
ST) Marcus Rashford
The future face of United, the future face of England. And looks less stressed and bothered about it than me taking my GCSEs. Image Source: Twitter
LW) Anthony Martial
Doing his best, Nicolas Anelka, "Le Sulk", impression. Let's hope the Frenchman comes good, just about kept LvG in a job last season. Image Source: Twitter
Jose is well known for pushing his players under the bus, as Juan Mata and Eden Hazard found out at Chelsea. And Henrikh Mkhitaryan has received the same treatment – along with current teammates Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling – with the (not so) Special One calling the attacking-midfielder out on more than one occasion.
“I told him Arsenal was not the game for you.
“I don’t think he needs 10 or 20 minutes from the bench. He needs less pressure and better conditions for him to express his qualities.
“I think he needs a good game and he needs to either start or, if not, to come on for the second half.
“He is trying. He is not happy but he is transforming his frustration in a good way, which is to close the mouth and work hard and try to adapt.”
We, of course, aren’t privy to the finer details that go on in training. However, it’s clear that Mkhitaryan doesn’t believe anything has changed, in regards to his ability, and isn’t doubting his ability to succeed at United.
Remember, Henrikh; Twitter sees everything?
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