Henrikh Mkhitaryan sends warning to Man United stars

Henrikh Mkhitaryan issues a warning to Manchester United about their Europa League clash against Anderlecht

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Manchester United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan Photo: Hublot

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has warned Manchester United against complacency ahead of their Europa League quarter-final showdown with Anderlecht this month.

The Red Devils are currently preparing to take on the Belgian outfit knowing that winning the Europa League could represent their best hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

Manchester United have dropped back into sixth place in the Premier League table after back to back home draws to leave their top-four hopes in doubt.

With a top-four finish in the Premier League anything but secure for Manchester United, the importance of securing their progress in the Europa League this season cannot be overlooked.

But Mkhitaryan has warned his team-mates that they face a serious test of their credentials when they take on Anderlecht this month.

Speaking in an interview with United Review, Mkhitaryan said: “We know that we are going to have two very tough games and, of course, Anderlecht are not easy opponents.

“I realise some people think: ‘Ah, we’ve got Anderlecht, so it is going to be easy to beat them’ but it is not like that.

“I know this because I have watched some of their games during their participation in Europe and I can say they are playing very well and they have very good with players of high quality.”

The playmaker will be hoping to feature when the Red Devils take on Sunderland in the Premier League at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.

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