'Why Man Utd Didn't See The Best Of Me!'
'Why Manchester United Didn't See The Best Of Me!'
Arsenal new boy Henrikh Mkhitaryan has explained why he thinks his time at Manchester United was not as successful as he would have hoped.
The Armenian moved to Arsenal in the January transfer window, in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move to Old Trafford.
The 29-year-old, who won the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League and the League Cup with the Red Devils, has admitted that he struggled with how the English giants approached games, and feels that United's playing philosophy did not suit his strengths.
"Everyone knows Arsenal play offensive football, and I love to play offensive football," he told Sky Sports.
"In Manchester, we were playing offensive football too but not in every game, so it was quite different.
"I don't want to blame anyone because every manager at every club has a different philosophy. Maybe I couldn't fit perfectly in the Manchester football.
"Every player has to defend, it doesn't matter if you are a striker, winger, attacking midfield, you have to defend, you cannot just defend with four or five players, the whole team must defend.
"I'm doing my efforts to help the team to defend, sometimes it can work, sometimes it doesn't. But I always try to do my best for the team first of all, and then I'm thinking of myself.
"I'm not an ego player to think of myself first. Then when I get the ball, I can create."
The former Borussia Dortmund star made 63 appearances for Jose Mourinho's side, scoring 13 goals and assisting a further 11 strikes.
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