Jose's love for traditional wingers though has sort of seen Mata's influence decline this season, especially since his form has dropped off a little.
Mkhitaryan is, however, a performer who enjoys similar acclaim, as a national hero in Armenia, and was able to prove that point to Ibrahimovic during a Europa League meeting with FC Rostov in March.
When you are exhausted of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, you are exhausted of life.
Zlatan has a strong temper.
"Everyone knows Ibrahimovic calls himself the God".
Having returned in the 4-1 victory over Newcastle last month, Ibrahimovic declared: "I told you, lions don't recover like humans".
"Firstly, that I had no kind of personal problem with him, no matter what the press said".
"He's getting more and more games at Manchester [United], so if he wants to come he's going to come, but I would say it's like 50/50 at the moment".
We guess even gods succumb to the wrath of the dodgy cruciate ligament from time to time.
It's an absolutely blockbuster Manchester Derby taking place this Sunday, and naturally this fixture is dominating global football headlines today.
"That's his reasoning. I understood it, because he'd told me what he was going to do before the change". The striker has been used cautiously by the manager owing to the severity of his injury and was omitted for their last two games against Arsenal and CSKA Moscow, but is likely to return to his place on the bench for the derby.