Henrikh Mkhitaryan opens up on Man United move: This is why I joined

Henrikh Mkhitaryan explains why he chose to join Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund last summer

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has insisted that the opportunity to further develop his game was the only reason for his transfer to Manchester United last summer.

The Armenia international became one of Jose Mourinho’s first signings at Old Trafford as the Red Devils moved quickly to bring him to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund.

Mkhitaryan has been in good form for the Red Devils in recent weeks after an initially stuttering start to his career in the Premier League.

He was once again named man of the match as Manchester United continued their push for a top-four finish with a 3-1 win over Leicester City at the weekend.

Mkhitaryan has been accused of leaving Dortmund for financial gain, however the playmaker has insisted that isn’t the case.

Speaking to Bild, Mkhitrayan said: “If it were just about money, I would have transferred from Shakhtar Donetsk to Anzhi Makhachkala and not to Borussia Dortmund.

“But I did not want that. I wanted to develop further.”

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Manchester United are currently gearing up for their home clash against Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon as they look to make it back to back wins in the Premier League.

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