Henrikh Mkhitaryan All Smiles And Set To Be Included In Manchester United Squad For Stoke Clash

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to be named in the Manchester United squad for the clash with Stoke City, despite speculation over his future.

The Armenian was all smiles after arriving at the Lowry Hotel on Monday afternoon.

The 28-year-old has started only two of United’s last 15 matches and was substituted at half-time in United’s last match – the 2-0 FA Cup win over Derby.

The former Borussia Dortmund midfielder has experienced some fall from grace this term, having scored the opener in last season’s Europa League final win.

Mkhitaryan was bought from Dortmund in a £26.8million deal 18 months ago after being named the Bundesliga players’ player of the year.

But his inconsistencies at Old Trafford have irked Mourinho, who has admitted that he could leave this month.

Mourinho said: “My approach is that every player has a price. And I am not the kind of blind manager.

“Blind in the sense that this player is untouchable, this one can never be sold. I think every player has a price.

“So when the transfer window is open it’s also open for any club that is interested in our players. Then it’s up to us to make the decision yes or no. It’s up to us to make the right price.

“Mkhitaryan played the last match in the FA Cup against Derby. He probably will play the next one against Stoke. He is our player and a very good player. So tomorrow training, then Sunday selected and Monday play.”

Mkhitaryan has been mooted as a potential makeweight in United’s big-money move to land Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.

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