Henrikh Mkhitaryan has come over all Martin Luther King by speaking of his Manchester United “dream” amid worries about his future at the club.
Well, as is the custom in international windows, players jet off across the world and are removed from the chlorine-like effect of their clubs’ PR teams, giving off the cuff interviews willy-nilly. Bild have been speaking to Mkhitaryan, who has opened up about his Man United spell:
“I went a long way to play Manchester United, so nothing will prevent me from achieving my dream.
“I get little time on the field, but I’m not going to give in. I will find strength to reach my goal.”
Well, with reports that Mkhitaryan’s future at Man United is not looking too rosy and that he’s grown frustrated having circulated, it seems that he’s doing his best to commit himself to the Red Devils. It would have been easy for the Armenian to voice his discontent at having been handed just one start in league action since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund, but he’s gone the other way, which is refreshing.
The lack of game time he’s been handed – just 107 league minutes – hints that the answer to this is a big, fat no, but given his creative stats from last season at Dortmund and Man United’s issues in front of goal, it seems that Mkhitaryan is a roll of the dice that may well be worth trying. Indeed, the 27-year-old laid on 15 goals for his BVB team-mates in the Bundesliga across 2015/16, while also notching 11 himself.
Food for though, Jose…