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Watch: Mourinho Says What Man Utd Fans Wanted To Hear About Mkhitaryan

Watch: Mourinho Says What Man Utd Fans Wanted To Hear About Mkhitaryan
By Mikey Traynor Updated

After bursting back onto the scene with an outstanding performance against Feyenoord in the Europa League last week, most Manchester United fans were clamouring to see the Armenian included from the start against West Ham in the league.

That didn't happen, but after he again showed flashes of brilliance from the bench in the 1-1 draw, it seemed certain that he would be given another start in Wednesday night's EFL Cup clash.

He was, and he was outstanding again. One glance at twitter at any stage during the match would have shown you countless fans wishing that he would be a regular started from now on, and in his post-match interview after the final whistle, Mourinho acknowledged that it looks as though the former Borussia Dortmund man is ready.

Well, I am so happy today because this was against a Premier League team with Premier League qualities and characteristics, and that shows his evolution.

Against Feyenoord we could think; 'OK, it's a different profile of football', but today was against a proper and typical Premier League team, and Mickey could perform this way.

We are so happy, because we know the reason why we bought him, and we were waiting for his adaptation, and it looks like it's coming.

Encouraging news for all fans who wondered why he was being left out in the cold.

His first half display against Man City in September was enough for Mourinho to decide he was not ready, and when you compare his performances in the last week with what he showed that day, the decision looks justified.

Mourinho also took a moment to offer his condolences to everyone involved with Chapecoense, in particular coach Caio Junior, in his post-match press conference which you can see below.

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