Henrikh Mkhitaryan has finally spoken out about his career at Manchester United stating that he is ready to fight to earn himself a place back in Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven.
“It doesn’t matter if they buy me for, I don’t know, £38m or £40m, I am not guaranteed to play the games,” The Guardian quote the midfielder.
“So 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. But I will do everything to try and help the team.”
Mkhitaryan has barely featured for United since making his big money move from Borussia Dortmund back in July.
The Armenian was initially included in Mourinho’s match day squad to face Manchester City in the league cup on Wednesday night at Old Trafford but was later withdrawn by the Portuguese due to concerns over his fitness.
Speaking to the English tabloid newspaper the Guardian Mkhitaryan admitted that he is frustrated with his lack of game time that he has had so far at the theatre of dreams but insisted that he is ready to fight to earn his way back in the Manchester United side.
Arguably the standout performer in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund last term it has been no secret that Mkhitaryan has endured a difficult start to life at Old Trafford. A lack of first team opportunities combined with injuries has all played a key role in the Armenians tough start but it is up to Mkhitaryan to stand up and prove himself to Mourinho that he deserves a place in his starting eleven.
Mourinho is no fool and sees his players train on a daily basis and with Mkhiataryan it is clear that there is an ongoing issue surrounding the Armenian’s fitness. The Portuguese needs his players fully fit and firing in order to take Manchester United back to the top, not players who are not yet fully match fit.
With Manchester United looking to compete on all four fronts this season Mkhiatryan will undoubtedly get plenty of opportunities to impress Mourinho as the season progresses and it will be then down the Armenian as to whether he takes those chances or not.