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Jose Mourinho planning to make shock decision on Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan couldn't have wished for a worse start to his Manchester United career.

Since joining the Red Devils for £26 million in the summer transfer window, the Armenian has made just one start in the Premier League and three substitute appearances.

Injuries certainly haven't helped, but it's quickly becoming abundantly clear that Jose Mourinho isn't a big fan of Mkhitaryan's.

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The Portuguese manager said last week that Mkhitaryan had recovered from a thigh injury yet he didn't feature against Fenerbahce in the Europa League nor Chelsea on Sunday.

"He was injured and he was injured for quite a long time," Mourinho told MUTV. "Now, he's not injured anymore.

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"He's training with the team without any limitation. I cannot confirm if he's [ready] for tomorrow or not, but he's fit and it's now time for him to go back to the levels we know that he can achieve."

A fresh update has now emerged regarding Mkhitaryan's future at United and, according to The Sun, Mourinho is already prepared to sell him in January.

The 27-year-old has failed to impress at Old Trafford, so much so that Mourinho plans to cut his losses sooner rather than later.

Mkhitaryan leaving would come as a shock to many, but none more so than ex-United midfielder Owen Hargreaves, who is staggered by the winger's situation in Manchester.

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He told Squawka: "He needs to play, I can't believe that he's not getting a look-in. He would be a banker in my starting XI.

"He had a slow start at Dortmund too and he was the players' player of the year last season. He got 23 goals and 32 assists, which is staggering numbers.

"This wasn't in a terrible league against pub teams and I can't think of anybody who could put up those numbers besides Messi and Ronaldo. He's a top player and we haven't seen it yet at United."

The end is nigh for Mkhitaryan's Manchester United career, it seems.

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