Ah, Henrikh Mkhitaryan. It was just twelve months ago that the man from Armenia was the best thing since sliced bread at Old Trafford, scoring some crucial goals on our way to lifting the Europa League crown.
However, after a dismal start to the campaign, the former Borussia Dortmund man headed to Arsenal in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez. Now, it seems as though he cannot help himself when it comes to taking a swipe at Jose Mourinho…
Mkhitaryan claims that he ‘missed’ playing offensive football, while adding that it’s important for him to play in an attack-minded team. My question to him would be why did he choose to move to Old Trafford in the first place? Because surely he knew how Mourinho teams operate before he moved to Manchester…
“When I heard I could swap Man United for Arsenal, I said, ‘Yes, I want to do that’, I didn’t think twice,” Mkhitaryan told FourFourTwo.
“It’s important for me to play in an offensive team.”
“I couldn’t have imagined a better start. I’d missed playing offensively. I joined Arsenal because Wenger wanted me, not because he wanted to replace Sanchez.”
Sometimes in football things just don’t work out the way you’d hope. Everyone wanted ‘Micky’ to be a huge success as a Red Devil, but aside from some moments of brilliance, he largely underwhelmed.
Moving him on was the correct decision at the right time and I’m sure he’ll flourish at The Emirates, but it seems pretty clear that he wasn’t too best pleased with his former boss, and I suppose you can’t really blame him for that.