Frank Lampard makes honest admission about Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Man United
Frank Lampard delivers his honest verdict on Henrikh Mkhitaryan's situation at Manchester United
Frank Lampard believes that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been dropped by Jose Mourinho because he let down the Manchester United boss too many times.
The Armenian playmaker has been left out of the Manchester United squad altogether in their last two games against Newcastle and Basel, raising questions about his situation at the club.
Mkhitaryan had initially struggled to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League following his move from Borussia Dortmund back in 2016, but he improved towards the end of last season to help Manchester United win the Europa League and League Cup.
He started this season well and notched up five assists in his first five Premier League outings, but he has since suffered a dip in form and has now been left out of the squad altogether.
And former Chelsea midfielder Lampard feels that Mkhitaryan has failed to deliver when it mattered for the Red Devils.
Speaking to BT Sport on Wednesday night, Lampard said: “At first he [Mourinho] wasn’t having him too much.
“He then showed lots of moments of quality to help Manchester Untied win big games last year.
“But with Jose Mourinho, I think he likes pace and power. With [Marcus] Rashford and [Anthony] Martial, he’s got so many options.
“I think Mkhitaryan has disappointed him too many times this season.”
Mkhitaryan will be hoping to be involved when Manchester United return to Premier League action on Saturday with a clash against Brighton and Hove Albion.
The Red Devils are currently second in the table and eight points behind leaders Manchester City after 12 games of the new campaign.