Mourinho explains situation of Man Utd outcast Mkhitaryan

Jose Mourinho has suggested Henrikh Mkhitaryan needs time to adapt to English football, but the Manchester United manager has backed his signing to become a "top player" for the Reds.

But he has scored just once this season and has not found the net in his last 10 games for United.

'With some players, their profile is adapted to come and play (in England).

"It was more because it was City but it was much more because two days before we had such a bad defeat. A year ago they were very close to us and will continue to fight for the title".

Such a statistic highlights the Spaniard's unquestionable importance to United: in a side occasionally guilty of lacking any flowing impetus going forward, Mata is a wonderful asset to have.

"What I know is that in the last seven matches we only lost 1 and it is better to lose one match 4-0 than four matches 1-0". The opportunities we made against Stoke could have seen us score four, five, six goals. "The run of performances isn't bad".

"Even when we drew with Middlesbrough on the weekend, it was nearly like we lost the game". It is the same Burnley. Other times it takes a little more time.

"I don't change a word from the first day - we want to win".

Mourinho, who said Mkhitaryan was training with the team "100 per cent with no limitation" will be looking for his side to bounce back when they host 14th-placed Burnley today. They need time to feel the intensity, the aggression, the game without the ball and the competitiveness. There's no other country where it doesn't matter the team you play against, you have to play at the highest level or if you don't you have no chance.

Mourinho also had some interesting things to say regarding the role Michael Carrick will play for Manchester United this season.


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

"We like him, he likes us".

Mourinho added: "I think Micki will work here for sure".

"There's some very interesting people on the course and there's a lot of things I've taken home".

Jose Mourinho has been praising the influence of Michael Carrick...

But the United manager pointed to two similar examples as way of inspiration for how the midfielder can turn his Old Trafford career around.

Mourinho argued with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte after last Saturday's 4-0 defeat.

It is an unhappy situation for him and it turns out he could have ended up somewhere else in the Premier League. United have managed only one win in the league since the end of August, which came against Leicester City. It shows how hungry this team are to win. He went through a process and then after a few months he became a top player, then, the next season when the team was champions, was absolutely phenomenal and still is. I need to analyse them all.

Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan (right) in action against Southampton at Old Trafford in Manchester August 19, 2016. It should be noted that he played in that all-important cross which set up Juan Mata's victor against City on Wednesday but his performance in the first half was poor.

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