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£30m Manchester United summer signing ‘frustrated’ already as Jose Mourinho draws his ire

Manchester United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan is reportedly already growing frustrated over being played out of position at Old Trafford.

The Armenian international made his first start of the season on Saturday in the Manchester derby, but was deployed on the right hand side before being replaced at half-time.

It has since been confirmed that he will sit out for 10 days after aggravating a thigh injury that he picked up on international duty last month, and so his frustration will likely continue to build.

However, having made a highly influential impact at Borussia Dortmund, particularly last season where he scored 11 goals and provided 15 assists, he has grown frustrated over not being played in his preferred No.10 role, as reported by The Sun.

Further, the £30m signing, as noted by the paper, has been criticised as a direct result of not playing in his best position with an inability to effectively play well out wide, with Wayne Rooney taking that central role and he’s unlikely to be dropped given Mourinho’s faith in him.

The England captain has also come under fire from certain sections of the media and supporters over his performances for both club and country.

While he often tends to slow down United attacks in a key position on the field, many have called for him to be dropped to the bench with the likes of Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata being preferred behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

It remains to be seen whether or not the situation changes for Mkhitaryan, but the odds are that he’ll just have to accept where he’s asked to play and adapt, otherwise it could well be a frustrating and short-lived spell in Manchester for him.

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