But the Ivory Coast worldwide said he has been watching Champions League games - including last season's final between Real Madrid and Juventus - to ensure he is ready for the step up. I have worked hard to get a place and I know that to get picked every game you have to work hard in training so the manager can trust you to play.
The Red Devils are in Moscow for game week two of the Champions League to face CSKA Moscow in what could be United's toughest away group game.
United claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory over FC Basel in their first European engagement this season and punters using their free bet may want to back them to make it successive victories. The both teams have met four times and in that matches, Manchester United has won two matches and two matches ended in a draw.More news: Watch 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS' 6min47.3s Nürburgring lap record
Speaking to the media ahead of the clash, Mourinho lamented on the fact that there's not much comfort in terms of alternative options. We are trying to improve that aspect and stay more focused for the whole game and not be doing fantasy football or PlayStation, as he said'.
Lukaku followed up his strike against Basel in the opening game with two more here as Manchester United blew CSKA Moscow away and took a firm grip on Group A.
However, Mourinho was keen to emphasise Mkhitaryan is not a guaranteed starter at Arena CSKA.More news: NBC 'Sunday Night Football' ratings lowest for Week 3 since 2006
"We try to play well, and in some moments of the match, if the opponent has moments of superiority, we have to be humble, like we were against Southampton".
"Mkhitaryan is coming because he speaks Russian". I'm not saying Mkhitaryan starts the match tomorrow. Maybe he does, maybe he doesn't.
CSKA will also be without a couple of key players for the game.More news: Japan's Prime Minister Calls Snap October Election, Pushes New Stimulus Package
"This season is another story and we need him to perform". Antoine Griezmann gave the hosts a first-half lead from the spot, however this was cancelled out after the break following a header from the in-form Alvaro Morata, then Michy Batshuayi bagged a last-gasp victor for the defending Premier League champions. In his absence, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata must dictate the tempo with quick, decisive distribution towards Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford, who will most likely function as a second striker for the majority of the match.