Jose Mourinho replies when asked if Man United are selling Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Jose Mourinho discusses Henrikh Mkhitaryan's future at Manchester United beyond the transfer window
Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out the possibility of Manchester United selling Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the January transfer window.
The Armenian playmaker has been under the spotlight at Old Trafford in recent weeks following his stuttering form for the Red Devils.
Mkhitaryan had started the season strongly and looked as if he was finally finding his best form for the Premier League outfit.
However, the 28-year-old has clearly failed to win the trust of Mourinho this season and has been limited to just 11 starts in Manchester United’s 22 Premier League games so far.
There have been suggestions that Manchester United could try and cash in on Mkhitaryan this month following his lack of playing time, with a swap deal involving Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez touted as a possibility.
And Manchester United boss Mourinho has seemingly refused to rule out the possibility of that happening when quizzed about Mkhitaryan’s future.
Asked directly whether Mkhitaryan would stay at the club, Mourinho told Sky Sports: “My approach to players is that every player has a price.
“It doesn’t matter who he is. It doesn’t matter the level. It doesn’t matter the prestige, the status. I think every player has a price.
“And I am not the kind of blind manager…blind in the sense of, this player is untouchable, can never be sold. I think every player has a price.
“It’s up to us to decide what we think is the right price. But Mkhitaryan played the last match in the FA Cup and probably will play the next one [against Stoke]. He’s a little bit the same in relation to other players that are involved in this gossip of the transfer market.
“He is our player and a very good player. So Saturday [he is] training, then Sunday [he is] selected and Monday [he will] play.”
Manchester United are currently preparing for their home Premier League clash against Stoke City at Old Trafford on Monday night as they look to try and keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table.