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'Why Man Utd Didn't See The Best Of Me!'

'Why Manchester United Didn't See The Best Of Me!'

By Keegan Kruger - Mar 01, 2018 05:02 PM @KeeganKruger

Arsenal new boy Henrikh Mkhitaryan has explained why he thinks his time at Manchester United was not as successful as he would have hoped.

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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."

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The former Borussia Dortmund star made 63 appearances for Jose Mourinho's side, scoring 13 goals and assisting a further 11 strikes.

Do you think Mkhitaryan has finally joined a team that will get the best out of him? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Mar 06, 2018 05:27 AM
Mourinho didn't give him enough chance to prove himself
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Faysal Mar 02, 2018 12:21 AM
Cowrihno sucks
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Rambo kingdom commando 22 Mar 01, 2018 08:50 PM
Every players in the team must defend and attack that the way of playing football
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Thobeka Masina Mar 01, 2018 07:18 PM
Balotell once fight with Mancini bcoz he said he can't defend corner bcoz he is a striker not a defender....where is he now
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Evergreenmessi Mar 01, 2018 05:20 PM
Wohlulwa parki iBus mfana u must have code 14 drivers licence even senchez not free roaming no more ball boy stay in the park cone out when it is necessary you hear me!

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