While making their comeback in the biggest European competition, Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan strongly believes that this might be their season as he pledged to hit top gears in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League, tournaments where they are already off and running with remarkable performances.

While acknowledging the massive club reputation Jose Mourinho’s men are having, Mkhitaryan said that his side will do everything they can to reach the final. “This year, we have the Champions League and we are all concentrating on winning it,” he said.

With a goal and five assist to his name, the Armenia international has thoroughly made his mark in the Premier League early this season. In comparison to his last season, which turned out to be quite dreadful for former Borrusia Dortmund midfielder, where he only played small cameos thanks to a poor display in the Manchester derby trounce at Old Trafford last season.”I think that was last season. This season is different,” he said during a news conference ahead of United’s Champions League match with CSKA Moscow.

Revealing the atmosphere of the competitive training regimes Jose Mourninho is putting him through, Mkhitaryan said he is working very hard and has started the season well with good results. “I am working very hard in training, to be ready for Premier League games. I have started the season well and I am doing my best to help the team, the 28-year old said.

“Last season, I had lots of injuries and couldn’t feel good in games. This season is good and the connection between me and other players is very good and we understand each other very well and hopefully we can score lots more,” he continued.

Putting the hard times faced by him including being sidelines for weeks, Mkhitaryan said that he has worked really hard in getting back his position and he will continue to do so. “I have worked very hard and will continue to make sure there is no limit. I have worked hard to get a place and I know that to get picked every game you have to work hard in training so the manager can trust you to play. I have started very well and will do my best to carry on,” he concluded.  

First Published | 26 September 2017 10:52 PM
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