updates!! Mourinho Says Mkhitaryan Not Injured, Hints Why He Will Not Play Soon

Updates!! Mourinho Says Mkhitaryan Not Injured, Hints Why He Will Not Play Soon

Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho has hinted why he will not be playing big money summer signing, Henrikh Mkhitaryan so soon.

The Portuguese confirmed that the former Borussia Dortmund player is fit and training with the team but is struggling to get used to the intensity of English football.

Mourinho said the player is not injured but still needs time to adjust to the Premier League following his summer move from Germany.

The player has made just four appearances for the Red Devils, his last being when he came in at half time in the 2-1 Premier League defeat to city rivals, Manchester City in September.

The Armenian was not in the squad again for the midweek EFL Cup derby with Manchester City at Old Trafford and former Real Madrid boss admits he is not injured.

Mourinho told pre-match press conference, “Mkhitaryan is not injured, he is training with the team 100%.

“Some players have the profile of adapting easily but some other players need more time to feel the intensity. Some players need time to feel the competitiveness and the level of work without the ball.

“Mkhi needs time to become the top player we know he can be.

“I don’t like to speak about players from other clubs but Willian when he arrived at Chelsea had problems, he went through a process.

“When Di Maria arrived in Madrid from Portugal he had to adapt his game to a new reality but he did it.

“Of course we believe in Miki and sooner or later there will be no problem.”