Jose Mourinho warned about Man United selling ‘top player’

Mark Lawrenson is backing Henrikh Mkhitaryan to prove his talent at another club if Manchester United decide to sell the attacker

Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson has warned Manchester United that Henrikh Mkhitaryan would be a top player at another club.

The Armenia international has struggled to leave an imprint on the Manchester United team since his move to Old Trafford in 2016.

Indeed, Jose Mourinho signed the attacking midfielder in a £30m transfer deal from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund.

Mkhitaryan struggled to get into the first team in the opening months of his career but came into his own in the second half of the 2016-17 season.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker has scored 11 goals and has made 12 assists in 31 games in all competitions this term.

Manchester United have been linked with Arsenal star Mesut Ozil given the German’s contract is set to expire at the end of the campaign.

Mkhitaryan has been linked with a potential return to Dortmund or a big-money switch to Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson appeared to hint Manchester United could regret selling Mkhitaryan.

“If they let Mkhitaryan go, he will go somewhere and be a top player,” Lawrenson told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Mkhitaryan made his first Premier League start in almost two months in Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Leicester City on Boxing Day.

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League last term and the Red Devils won the EFL Cup and the Europa League.

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