Henrikh Mkhitaryan has stated that he does not expect to be a certain starter for Manchester United during the upcoming Premier League campaign.
United splashed a sizeable £28million to secure the services of Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund this summer and the Armenian international has been viewed as a marquee signing for new manager Jose Mourinho.
Despite all the hype surrounding his arrival and the huge price tag, Mkhitaryan says he is not expecting a guaranteed start for United and has admitted that he will need to work hard in order to earn a place in the first XI.
“It doesn’t matter if they buy me for, I don’t know, £38million or £40m, I am not guaranteed to play the games,” Mkhitaryan said.
“So I am trying to do my best during the training to earn this place to play and then we will see, because I don’t think I will play every game, depending on the tactical situation, depending on the opponent. But I will do everything to try and help the team.”