Henrikh Mkhitaryan Admits United are in a “Very Difficult” Spot Without Paul Pogba

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Manchester United attacking player Henrikh Mkhitaryan admits that his club is in a “very difficult” spot now that they’ll be without midfielder Paul Pogba for an elongated period of time. The Armenian national team captain said it’s going to be “hard” as they’ll be without the Frenchman for, as some reports have suggested, 12 weeks.

United Manager Jose Mourinho, following United’s resounding 4-0 home win over Everton yesterday, of course rubbished the claims that Pogba will be, as Wycleaf Jean would say, gone till November.

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Mourinho maintained that there is no definitive time table for the return of Pogba (more on that here). Whether Mourinho was being straight-forward or whether he was intentionally obfuscating, the truth is that Pogba isn’t coming back for awhile.

“It’s hard, because he’s a top player for us,” Mkhitaryan told SFR Sport (transcript via The Independent).

“It’s going to be very difficult, but the coach knows how to make up for that and we’re going to help him come back stronger.”

The main story line of United’s triumph over the Toffees this past weekend is of course the return of club icon and all time leading scorer Wayne Rooney as a member of the opposition. Mkhitaryan commented on that as well.

“Rooney is a legend. He’s an exceptional player. It’s a shame that he’s at Everton now.You saw the fans treated him as if he was one of their own. Good luck to him for the rest of the season,” Mkhitaryan said.

“It was a very good match, a bit difficult, but happily we won,” Mkhitaryan said.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now and Minute Media. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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