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Mourinho hints at Mkhitaryan start

25 Nov 2016
Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Man Utd

Man Utd midfielder in line for Premier League recall v West Ham after man-of-the-match display in Europe

Jose Mourinho has hinted that Henrikh Mkhitaryan could start only a second Premier League match for Manchester United at home to West Ham United on Sunday.

The summer signing has not featured in the PL since Matchweek 4 but won the club's Man of the Match award for an impressive performance in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night - a display that may earn him a second start in succession. 

"He just needs now to replicate this kind of performance in the Premier League," Mourinho told "The Premier League is different - he needs one more step. Obviously now confidence levels are higher.

"This performance gives him the right to believe that he can play the next match again and he needs to replicate this kind of performance in the Premier League with more physicality and more aggression." 

In terms of injuries, only Chris Smalling (toe) and Eric Bailly (knee) are unavailable for the Red Devils for Sunday's 4.30pm GMT kick-off.

See: 'Mkhitaryan could face West Ham'  | West Ham team news

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