Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is reportedly ‘determined’ to stay and fight for his place in Jose Mourinho’s squad.
United bought Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund in the summer for £26.3million, but the Armenian has struggled during his first few months in England.
He has made just one start in the Premier League, which came in the Manchester derby defeat to City in September.
Manager Jose Mourinho criticised him after that match, and substituted a clearly struggling Mkhitaryan – who was playing with an injury – at half-time.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 27, 2016
Confusion reigned last week when Mourinho stated that the winger had recovered from his injury and was available to face Fenerbahce in the Europa League.
He did not feature in the squad for that game, and was again omitted for the EFL Cup game against City, this despite having fully recovered.
Fears have been expressed over his future, but The Guardian report that he is ‘determined’ to stay at Old Trafford.
Ed Aarons and Fabrizio Romano team up to tell us that ‘the 27-year-old was surprised not to be involved’ against City, but that he ‘will not seek a move away from United in January’.