The Hard Tackle takes a look at some of the key stories doing the rounds pertaining to Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho has explained his reasons for not playing Henrikh Mkhitaryan against Arsenal, but says the midfielder is getting closer to breaking into the first team.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has spoken out about how he won't stop fighting at Manchester United
We take a look at the key talking points from last night's game
Gary Neville has voiced his opinion on Mourinho's struggles at United
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken to social media to reassure United fans, saying they will 'march on' from this
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that the Armenian requires more time to adapt to the English Premier League. In light of his current situation, did Mkhitaryan make a mistake in snubbing Arsenal for United?
Mkhitaryan is not the only one to have exited the club this season. Dortmund have also been weakened by the exits of midfielder IIkay Gundogan to Manchester City and defender Mats Hummels to rivals Bayern Munich. Aubameyang and Marco Reus are two of the most important players remaining and this season a depleted Dortmund will certainly look upto Aubameyang to help them challenge for the Bundesliga title that Bayern have been winning for the past four seasons.
Experienced centre-back Per Mertesacker has reportedly questioned Arsenal's title hopes along with claiming that the club were lucky to finish second last season.
Manchester United have played their first match in the Jose Mourinho era, as they eased past Championship side Wigan Athletic with a 2-0 scoreline.