Henrikh Mkhitaryan sends honest message to Man United fans

Henrikh Mkhitaryan opens up about his struggles at Manchester United following his slow start at Old Trafford

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has insisted that he always did his best to keep himself in high spirits despite his slow start to life at Manchester United.

The Armenia international failed to make much of an impact at Old Trafford following his arrival at the club from Borussia Dortmund last summer.

However, the playmaker has since found his feet at Old Trafford and has been in impressive form for the Red Devils in recent weeks.

Mkhitaryan earned a reputation as one of Europe’s top playmakers during his time at Borussia Dortmund so his struggles at Manchester United earlier in the season came as a surprise to many.

However, the midfielder insists that he always kept himself in high spirits despite his struggles during the first few months of his Manchester United career.

Speaking to BBC Football Focus, Mkhitaryan said: “At the beginning we had not like problems, but difficulties.

“It is not very easy because when you have a new manager you have to adapt yourself to him, to the training sessions, to games.

“But then in November we started winning. Even when I wasn’t playing I had a smile on face because if I would be sad, if I would be mad, nothing would help me.

“I was sure my time would come because everyone was getting his chance in this team.”

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Mkhitaryan helped Manchester United beat Watford 2-0 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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