Manchester United’s squad certainly looks a whole lot different as we come towards the end of the summer transfer window, as Jose keeps making the wholesale changes. One man who came in was Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and despite not seeing him start yet, his talent is clear for all to see.
The Armenian becomes the first from his country to play in the Premier League following his move, but his former teammates back in Germany clearly aren’t happy with the 27-year-old.
Dortmund left-back and long-serving squad member Marcel Schmelzer said:
“I was surprised that ‘Micki’ decided to make the move after all. Many players after the season talked to him about his plans. In the end, all you can do is to accept the decision.”
Another former teammate who clearly wasn’t happy with Mkhitaryan’s decision was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
“In the end, all involved have to be pleased with it, and you still have to be able to look each other in the eye,” he is quoted as saying.
“It’s about how you do it. And a few things were done in public recently which were not okay, and which you are not necessarily able to relate to as a colleague.”
At the end of the day, to these guys, football is their job. Like everyone else, their main interest is to make as much money as possible to provide for their family. Some players grow up supporting a team, and Mkhitaryan is a United fan. Imagine being given the opportunity to play for your boyhood club whilst earning money? It’d be tough for anyone to say not to.
Hopefully, as this season progresses we get to see Mkhitaryan in action. He’s world class as both a #10 and out on the right-wing, and the sooner we see him in action, the better it’ll be for the club going forward.