Man United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan opens up about Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
The new Manchester United signing explains how the Liverpool boss helped him to settle in at Dortmund
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed how Jurgen Klopp’s faith in him at Borussia Dortmund helped him to develop into the player he is today.
Mkhitaryan played under the Liverpool boss during his time in charge at Dortmund and became a regular fixture in the Bundesliga team’s starting line-up.
The playmaker earned a reputation as one of the best midfielders in Europe during his time in Germany, but he has struggled to make an impact at Manchester United following his transfer to Old Trafford in the summer.
Mkhitaryan has revealed that he learned a lot from Klopp during his time at Dortmund and is now hoping to do the same under new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
Speaking in an interview with the FFA’s website, Mkhitaryan said: “Jurgen Klopp, he trusted me and gave the chance to play in his team, he made me one of his key men and he worked a lot on my psychological part.
“Thomas Tuchel, he opened all the abilities in me, he gave me full confidence and things were flowing naturally, it was a feeling like I was ‘flying in the air’ – so free I was in my movements.
“Regarding Jose Mourinho, I hope I can learn a lot from him as well. He is a coach with a fantastic record.”
The 27-year-old has only made one Premier League start for Manchester United since his arrival at the club from Dortmund in the summer.
He will be hoping to be involved when Manchester United return to Premier League action with a crunch clash against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday.