The curious case of Henrikh Mkhitaryan is fast becoming one of the stories of the season at Manchester United.
Signed for over £25 million in the summer, the Armenian winger has barely played for Jose Mourinho's side and hasn't even been in the squad for United's past two fixtures.
With his current situation shrouded in mystery and speculation, Mkhitaryan has been virtually silent over recent weeks. That's what makes his activity on social media this morning so interesting.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday, the former Borussia Dortmund winger posted his first Manchester United related tweet in over one month.
Given its wording, you could be confused as to whether Mkhitaryan was talking about his own current predicament or that of the Red Devils as a whole...
In all likelihood, given that United had to settle for a very frustrating 0-0 draw against Burnley on Saturday and have only won one Premier League game in their last seven attempts, the 27-year-old's tweet was probably urging fans to have faith that the team can overcome their current struggles.
However, as you might expect given his recent silence, the overwhelming response from fans on Sunday morning was to reply with messages of support and demands that Mkhitaryan should be given an opportunity in the United XI.
The reaction from supporters on social media is similar to the one fellow Manchester United outcast, Bastian Schweinsteiger, regularly receives whenever he posts updates to his Twitter account.
While the Germany international truly is out in the cold under Mourinho, there is at least hope for Mkhitaryan that the "better days" he talks about will lie ahead for him personally.
Only this weekend, Mourinho claimed that it was largely because of a lack of full fitness that the Armenia international has been limited to a few brief cameo appearances this season.
Just how far away last year's Bundesliga Player of the Season is away from cracking the United match day squad is unclear.
However, with the Old Trafford club struggling to convert chances in recent games, there surely must come a point in the near future when Mourinho gives Mkhitaryan a bigger role.
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