Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Arsenal: Manchester United star blames one man for Old Trafford woes

Manchester United star Mkhitaryan is closing in on a move to Arsenal as part of a deal that will see Sanchez move up north as his replacement.

The Armenia international has struggled for consistency during his 18 months at Old Trafford, impressing in the Europa League but flopping when it comes to domestic football.

Mourinho is happy to cut the 28-year-old loose having regularly exiled him since the player’s arrival from Borussia Dortmund in June 2016.

And Goal say Henrikh Mkhitaryan blames Mourinho for his failed United career as he moves closer to a move away.

The player had made just three appearances before Mourinho dropped him for three months last season.

A torrid game against Manchester City saw him left out in the cold with many appalled by the 54-year-old’s treatment of his new signing.

Mkhitaryan impressed at the tail end of last term, finding his feet to help propel the club to Europa League glory.

A bright start then followed this season but, mere months down the line, a parting of the ways is in the offing.

And Goal say Mkhitaryan blames Mourinho.

He feels the Portuguese has asked too much defensively of him, stifling his ability in the process.

Meanwhile, former United star Phil Neville has tipped Mkhitaryan to be an Arsenal hero.

“I can see Henrikh going to Arsenal and being a fantastic signing for them,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“If Arsenal sign Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang, Arsenal may become a better team, because they will have two really good players.

“We didn’t see the best of Mkhitaryan at United. I’m a massive fan of him.

“We saw glimpses this season, but I didn’t think he would be in Jose’s starting XI.

“He needs to go to a club where he will be allowed to flourish and maybe Arsenal is that club.

“I think it is a sensational deal for United.”