Jose Mourinho has said that United deserved to have found the net again in the home win over Tottenham, that ended 1-0.
Mkhitaryan scored his first EPL goal before the half-hour mark to score the only goal of the match, giving United their first home win since September.
Spurs had the majority of the possession, but United created more goalscoring opportunities, with a Pogba freekick hitting the crossbar. Hugo Lloris did his part to deny Manchester United a second goal. Nevertheless, Mourinho was glad to have secured a win and ended a poor run of form at home.
He told Sky Sports: “We didn’t deserve to spend the last 15 minutes with our hearts in our hands because we did enough to score a second goal and kill the game.
“The post and Lloris meant it was just 1-0 but at this moment 1-0 is magic because we needed these three points.
“Everybody was feeling that it could be more of the same. We had opportunities to score the second goal in the first half and the second half but we didn’t score. Then we are always at risk.”
Mourinho, who named an unchanged line-up from the side that drew 1-1 against Everton a week earlier, added: “I didn’t change the team from Everton to this match because the team is playing well.
“Now we go away to Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion. Life is not easy but we are happy with the evolution of the team and we are happy because the players believe in what we are doing.”