Henrikh Mkhitaryan has responded to Jose Mourinho’s parting comments, in which he suggested the Armenian could have done better at Manchester United.
In the wake of the 29-year old’s departure from Old Trafford, United’s manager said;
‘Could he perform better with us? Could I take more from his talent? Maybe. Could he give a little more also to adapt to us? Maybe but I don’t think regrets, he’s in our history, so good feeling for everybody and a very specific transfer between rivals in a big country which I have to say must happen more times.’
Mkhitaryan found himself surplus to requirements under Mourinho after his form dipped following a decent start to life at United and have to trade places with Alexis Sanchez.
He started his first game for the Gunners against Everton and introduced himself to the Emirates crowd in the best way possible, with a hat-trick of assists in the 5-1 win.
Speaking about his transfer, while looking ahead to his future, Mkhitaryan has now discussed the Mourinho situatuation.
“I don’t want to find excuses,” the midfielder told the Evening Standard.
“I don’t want to blame anyone but I am happy that this [half of the] season passed already.
“I am starting a new chapter in my life, in my football career and I am very happy to be here.
“I will be pleased to achieve more than I have done in Manchester, of course.
“I don’t have anything to prove to anyone. I just have to enjoy myself, do my best and at the end I will see where I can reach.”