Mkhitaryan can ‘become a star’ claims Champions League winner

Date published: Wednesday 16th November 2016 9:12

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Backed for United success

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Backed for United success

Despite his turbulent start to life at the club, a former Premier League winner has tipped Henrikh Mkhitaryan to come good at Manchester United.

The endorsement comes from former Reds winger Jesper Blomqvist, who claims that the ex-Dortmund man need to be given time to settle in.

Mkhitaryan has managed just over 100 Premier League minutes since his £35million move to Manchester from Germany, having come off the back of a stellar season in the Bundesliga.

The Armenia international was tipped for big things at Old Trafford, having amassed 31 combined goals and assists in as many games for Dortmund in the league during 2015/16.

“He can definitely become a star,” Blomqvist told MUTV. “United is a big club and it takes longer to settle in for some players.

“Maybe Henrikh needs a little more time to settle in but, when you see how he reads the game and what he has achieved elsewhere, it’s surely only going to be a matter of time before he shows us what he can do at Old Trafford.”

 

Feeling no pressure

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United

Mkhitaryan himself admitted earlier in the week that he feels no regret over the move, calling new boss Jose Mourinho one of the best managers in football.

“It was definitely not the salary that made me join Manchester United,” Mkhitaryan said. “I went for football reasons. For the history of the club, the league, the fans and the coach, because he is one of the best in the world.

“There are no disappointments, just challenges. I never stop or give up when I encounter obstacles in my way. I just continue going until I reach my career objectives.

“Today I don’t have enough playing time, so I have to do all my best so the coaching staff gives me the chance to play. I know I can succeed at Manchester United and I want to show everyone that I deserve to be a key player in this team, in this league.”

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