Rooney: Mkhitaryan wasn't given enough freedom at Manchester United

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Manchester United's former star and Everton's current striker Wayne Rooney has hailed the impact of Egyptian Winger Mohamed Salah on Liverpool's attacking line this season, insisting that the Pharaohs player makes a big difference to his team.

Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan did not have the freedom to succeed at Manchester United, according to his former team-mate Wayne Rooney.

When asked if Liverpool's trio were as good as the United trio he replied, "I think it would be hard".

"We needed to show the character of the team and to react in front of our fans in order to go back to the winning path".

United head into the weekend 13 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, and Mourinho had suggested last week that the title race was over.

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Presenter Dave Jones then replied: "You've got to say Man United as well presumably".

"For me Pogba is a classic box to box player, he can do a bit of everything really well".

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"He knew how to speak to players, how to get a reaction."

". "Another one or two players coming in this summer, and I don't think they are that far away".

During his stint on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, the ex-United captain claimed that North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are likely to miss out.

Alexis Sanchez may have undertaken extra training in recent weeks - but the Manchester United forward is also enjoying some well-earned down time after his hectic start to the new year. "When he signed, there was talk we wouldn't have been able to play together, but we hit it off". It must have been terrible for defenders to have faced us, because we were just in their faces.

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