Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Mourinho, Januzaj big influence on Man Utd move

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is thrilled to have signed for Manchester United.

The former Borussia Dortmund midfielder completed his protracted move yesterday.

“I am very excited – it’s a big opportunity for me to play for Manchester United, a new challenge for me. I will try to do my best,” he told MUTV.

“I think this year the team is going to be amazing and it will be a pleasure for me to play with these guys.”

Mkhitaryan admits the presence of Jose Mourinho was a decisive factor.

“He was one of reasons why I chose Manchester, but also the team because it’s one of the biggest clubs in the world. I couldn’t reject this offer and I’m very happy to be here.”

The Armenian says Adnan Januzaj also had an influence after the United winger’s loan spell with BVB.

“I was very close with Adnan. He’s one of my friends and even before I came here I was always in touch with him and he was asking if I was going to join. I said ‘I don’t know’ but now I’m here and I will have him as a friend and helper.

“Everyone was waiting for this transfer deal and I’m very happy that everyone can be proud of me because it’s an honour for me to be the first Armenian in the Premier League, and I will try to keep their expectation. I think it’s one of the biggest [clubs in Armenia].”

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