Professional Armenian footballer, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27, has made one hundred and forty appearances and scored forty-one goals for Borussia Dortmund since he played for them in 2013 and was voted as Bundesliga Player of the Season in a 2015/16 poll among fellow professional footballers.
[caption id="attachment_2122" align="alignright" width="300"] Mkhitaryan scored 41 goals as a midfielder for Borussia Dortmund[/caption]
Mkhitaryan is the captain of the Armenian national team, and our all-time top scorer. The midfielder has scored numerous goals in fifty-nine matches since the time he debuted as an international footballer in 2007.
Mkhitaryan has now officially joined Manchester United, with whom he signed a four-year contract. He also has the option to extend the contract for a further year if he so wishes.
He spoke about his experience of joining Manchester United, saying that it was a dream come true for him. He is excited to play for the club and hopes to do so for many years. Mkhitaryan's father gave him the inspiration and encouragement which he needed to become a professional footballer and felt that his selection for the club honors his father's memory. Mkhitaryan is the first Armenian footballer to join the Premier League, and he commented saying, "It's an honor for me."
[caption id="attachment_2123" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mkhitaryan has entered a new phase in his football career by joining Manchester United[/caption]
He is thankful to the Manchester United and the club manager, Jose Mourinho for putting their trust in him and believing in his talent. Mourinho believes that he is a very talented player who has been in top form for both his club and country during his matches.
He sees Mkhitaryan as a team player, with exceptional skills and a good eye for the ball. Mourinho says, "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."
Mkhitaryan wrote a message to his teammates and colleagues at Borussia Dortmund once he had signed with Manchester United, thanking them for their love and support over the past seasons. He mentioned that he would not forget all the moments he spent with them, both on and off the field, and that it was a privilege to play for them.
Mkhitaryan feels that he made the right decision signing with Manchester United, and said that when he thinks back to his roots and his father's football career, his choice to join the club was done to honor his family's legacy, and is an important step in his career.