Henrikh Mkhitaryan issues Man United warning to Liverpool

The Manchester United midfielder warns Liverpool and Manchester City that he isn't giving up on a top-four finish in his first season

Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan Photo: Hublot

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has warned Manchester United’s top-four rivals that Jose Mourinho’s side are still battling to secure a Champions League spot.

The Red Devils ended a run of two successive stalemates on Sunday afternoon thanks to Manchester United’s 3-0 win against the Premier League’s basement club Sunderland.

Mkhitaryan scored his fourth goal of the Premier League campaign in the 46th minute at the Stadium of Light following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s opener before Marcus Rashford sealed three points.

The Armenia international has endured a stop-start first season in the Premier League and the attacking midfielder hasn’t been immune to criticism from manager Jose Mourinho.

However, the former Borussia Dortmund playmaker is hoping to end the 2016-17 season on a positive note with eight games to in the campaign.

Liverpool are currently third in the Premier League table and six points ahead of Manchester United – but have played two games more than Jose Mourinho’s men.

Mkhitaryan posted the below photo on his Instagram page and fired a warning to Manchester United’s top-four rivals.

The Manchester United summer signing wrote: “Top 4 challenge continues @premierleague #mufc”

Top 4 challenge continues @premierleague #mufc

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The Red Devils will host Chelsea in their next Premier League game next weekend.

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