Manchester United Signs Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Manchester United on Wednesday, July 6 announced that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has completed his transfer from Borussia Dortmund, the club’s website said.
Henrikh joins on a four-year contract with the option to extend for a further year, Manchester said.
Mkhitaryan, 27, made 140 appearances and scored 41 goals for Borussia Dortmund after joining them in 2013. Last season he scored 23 goals and registered an impressive 32 assists across all competitions. Henrikh was voted Bundesliga Player of the Season for 2015/16 in a poll of his fellow professionals, and he was named in the Team of the Season following votes by the players’ union in Germany, VDV.
“I am very proud to join Manchester United, this move is a dream come true for me,” Mkhitaryan said.
“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 [chief coach] Jose Mourinho have put in me. Finally, I believe playing for such a great club honors my father’s memory, and the inspiration and drive he gave to me when I was young.”
“Henrikh is a very talented footballer who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country,” Mourinho said, in turn.
“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.”
The midfielder is Armenia’s all-time top scorer, with 19 goals in 59 appearances since his international debut in January 2007. Henrikh captains his national team and has received the Armenian Footballer of the Year award on five occasions.