Henrikh Mkhitaryan reacts to his Man United exile

Published by on October 28, 2016

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not ready to push for a move despite his plight at Manchester United.

The former Bundesliga Player of the Year’s career has collapsed since his summer transfer to Old Trafford, with Jose Mourinho leaving him out of the squad altogether for Wednesday’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City.

Mkhitaryan even arrived at the stadium expecting to play, before being told he would be sitting in the stands.

The Armenian hasn’t featured since September 10, prompting speculation that he could even leave in January.

Nonetheless, he has insisted he won’t cut his losses just yet and is determined to fight for his place in Mourinho’s plans.

“I am trying to do my best during the training to earn this place to play and then we will see, because I don’t think I will play every game, depending on the tactical situation, depending on the opponent,” he said, as per the Guardian.

“But I will do everything to try and help the team.”

Mkhitaryan scored 11 league goals and provided 15 assists for Borussia Dortmund last season, but it’s been a very different story in the Premier League.

Mourinho has hinted that the midfielder’s fitness is not quite up to scratch, but serious questions may start to be asked of the manager as to why he signed the £30million man if he had no intention of using him.