Saturday, 6 January 2018

"I'm sorry": Jose Mourinho makes public apology to Henrikh Mkhitaryan after hooking Manchester United star at half-time

Jose Mourinho revealed he apologised to Henrikh Mkhitaryan in front of all of his players after hooking the Armenian at half-time against Derby.
After a goalless first half, the Manchester United boss withdrew Mkhitaryan in order to get the club's top scorer Romelu Lukaku into the action.
The 28-year-old, who has struggled to make the first team recently, didn't have the best of first halves, either.
But Mourinho's tactical switch paid off when Lukaku set up man of the moment Jesse Lingard to score in the 84th minute.
Romelu Lukaku replaced Mkhitaryan and the Belgian striker then got a goal of his own six minutes later to ensure United progressed into the next round of the FA Cup.

Following the clash at Old Trafford, Mourinho revealed his thoughts on the tactical switch and what he said to Mkhitaryan.
"Unfair. I had to sacrifice a player," said the United boss. "I apologised to him in front of the players."

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