Manchester United have announced the signing of Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a four-year-deal to become Jose Mourinho’s third capture since he was confirmed manager of the Old Trafford side.
The 27-year-old who 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, made 140 appearances and scored 41 goals for Borussia Dortmund after joining them in 2013.
The former Borussia Dortmund star said: “I am very proud to join Manchester United, this move is a dream come true for me. 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 Jose Mourinho have put in me. Finally, I believe playing for such a great club honours my father’s memory, and the inspiration and drive he gave to me when I was young.”
José Mourinho said: “Henrikh is a very talented footballer who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country. 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 Armenia Captain is currently the all-time top scorer, with 19 goals in 59 appearances since his international debut in January 2007. Henrikh has also won the Armenian Footballer of the Year award on five occasions.