Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho drops major Henrikh Mkhitaryan hint

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez looked set to join Man City- but now United have waded

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez looked set to join Man City- but now United have waded

Manager-less Stoke City head to Manchester United on Monday night as they look to end their 17-match winless streak in all competitions at Old Trafford.

The 36-year-old former Sweden global suffered a horrific knee injury back in April 2017 in Manchester United's Europa League campaign and despite making an early comeback, he is yet to reach full fitness.

Jose Mourinho hinted at a Manchester United move for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, insisting that you must "fight" when a "fantastic opportunity" arises in the transfer market.

The Armenian started this season in a similar vein, laying on regular assists for the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba, before a loss of form led to another ostracizing by Mourinho.

The Midlands team have struggled to score on their travels in the league and the fact that United have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last 11 games epitomises how hard the match is going to be.

"My approach to players is that every player has a price", Mourinho said - quoted by Sky Sports.

Mkhitaryan has started just two of United's last 15 games and struggled to make the bench for most of November and December.

Sanchez is in the final six months of his contract at Arsenal and had been expected to move to United's local rivals Manchester City, after he almost joined Pep Guardiola's men at the start of the season.

"I'm not the kind of blind manager, blind in the sense of this player is untouchable, this player we can never sell, I think every player has a price".

With the January transfer window open, the Reds boss is being asked about possible signings every week by the media, while fans always eagerly await any news during this period and in the summer months.

"He consulted other doctors and other opinions, and we all made the decision to stop treatment".

"It's up to us to decide what we think is the right price".

'But Mkhitaryan played the last match in the FA Cup against Derby.

Elsewhere, Ashley Young is still serving his three-match suspension while Eric Bailly is working his way back from an ankle injury so both players are certain to miss the Stoke game. So tomorrow training, then Sunday selected and Monday play'.

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