Mkhitaryan signing confirmed


By Andy Hyslop

Manchester United have confirmed the arrival of Armenian captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Mkhitaryan joins United from German side Borussia Dortmund.

Every United has been waiting for this announcement following weeks of speculation about the move and Dortmund announced at the weekend that Mkhitaryan would be joining United.

Mkhitaryan has signed a four-year deal at Old Trafford with the option to extend by a further year.

27 year-old Mkhitaryan made 140 appearances for Dortmund, scoring 41 goals for the Bundesliga side.

Last season was his best since arriving in Germany. Scoring 23 goals and providing 32 assists for his team-mates in all competitions.

The midfielder is also all-time top goalscorer for his country. With 19 goals in 59 appearances.

Both the player and his new manager, Jose Mourinho have spoke about the move.

Mkhitaryan with his new manager Jose Mourinho
Mkhitaryan with his new manager Jose Mourinho

What Mkhitaryan Said

I am very proud to join Manchester United, this move is a dream come true for me. I am excited to play for a club with such an illustrious history and hope to be part of it for a long time. I thank the trust the club and Jose Mourinho have put in me. Finally, I believe playing for such a great club honours my father’s memory, and the inspiration and drive he gave to me when I was young

What Mourinho Said

Henrikh is a very talented footballer who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country. He is a real team player with great skill, vision and also has a good eye for goal. I am delighted he has chosen to sign for United. I believe he will make an impact on the team very quickly as his style of play is suited to the Premier League. We are all looking forward to working with him

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