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Mkhitaryan has to work more, says Mourinho

Henrikh Mkhitaryan vs Fenerbahce

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Henrikh Mkhitaryan “has to play better” than his rivals for places in the first team if he wants to be given more minutes.

“He has to do more, it’s as simple as that,” said Mourinho. “We have big expectations at this club, lots of players for these positions, and he has to play better than [Juan] Mata, [Jesse] Lingard, [Anthony] Martial – he has to play better than them. It’s as simple as that.

“Every manager wants to win matches, every manager in the world wants to play the players that he thinks can help the team more, and I’m no different.”