Henrikh Mkhitaryan criticised by Mourinho as Borussia Dortmund show interest

Mourinho: Mkhitaryan did not play in previous match because we had lots of options

Jose Mourinho has revealed the challenge he faces to get the most out of Pogba in an attempt to reignite his team's spark and find consistency as individuals and as a collective.

Having made a slow start to his United career after arriving from the Bundesliga the talented 28-year-old began to show his potential the longer last season went on and finished the campaign with five goals and one assist in 25 Premier League appearances.

Pogba played his first full game back in United's narrow 1-0 win over Brighton on Saturday after being substituted on his comeback against Newcastle and again at Basel.

The 28-year-old has had a fair share of highs and lows since last year's big-money switch from Borussia Dortmund, with the attacking midfielder now going through a challenging period.

"I want to play [Marouane] Fellaini earlier, I want to play Fellaini with Pogba. It's as simple as that", said Mourinho.

Getting back to what Mourinho had to say about playing with too many forwards, it will be interesting to see what people have to say about this, i.e. how it plays into the narrative that he's too defensive minded.

"I think they give what they can".

His injury half way through the season sparked the rise of Marcus Rashford and the two youngsters would soon find themselves competing with each other for the same spot.

"I could expect us to concede a goal", he told BBC Sport.

He summarised by saying Zlatan studied Luakku keenly when he was still injured and just like many top players, he will have a point to prove when he is given game time.

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