Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play against Burnley on Saturday, Jose Mourinho has confirmed, as talks continue over a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez.
Mourinho said he is awaiting news on the transfer but insisted he is “out” of the negotiations.
Asked if Mkhitaryan could play against Burnley, Mourinho said: “Not selected. But in very good condition, training really well.”
Mourinho insisted he knew nothing of developments regarding Sanchez’s potential arrival at United.
“Clearly everyone knows that we are there and especially when Arsenal manager speaks so clearly like he did, there is no point in trying to hide or deny,” he said.
“But [it is] not done, not done at all. In this moment Mkhitaryan our player, Sanchez is an Arsenal player. With a match tomorrow I want to switch off and focus on what is the most important thing.”