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Manchester United Attacker Mkhitaryan’s Instagram Post Admirable Given Current Situation

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial of Manchester United are seen on the stand prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on October 29, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan has had a rough time of it lately, finding game time hard to come by.  

It was apparent from Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho’s comments earlier this week that the Bundesliga Player of the Year was struggling to adapt to English football as quickly as some of the other new additions during the summer, when he said (via The Guardian):

“Some players, their profile is adapted to come and play, some others they need more time to feel the intensity and the aggression, the game without the ball, the competitiveness.

“Many times players come from different countries. The style of football is different and the reality is different in terms of competitiveness.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: Adam Smith of AFC Bournemouth tackles Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Manchester United during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester United at Vitality Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

“There’s no other country where it doesn’t matter the team you play against, you have to play at the highest level or if you don’t you have no chance. Micky needs time to become the top player he can be.”

While it may simply take time for the 27-year-old to get to grips with Premier League football, there have been murmurs of a move elsewhere as early as January such has been the lack of game time he’s so far received.

However, the player himself on Sunday posted a telling Instagram update, which suggests he won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

Better days will come for us! We march on. One for all and all for one! #mufc

A photo posted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@micki_taryan) on

With United competing on three fronts next month (Europa League, Premier League and League Cup), the Armenia international will be hopeful of breaking into the United first team as soon as possible, but with Mourinho in the hot seat there is of course no guarantee that this will happen anytime soon.

Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena

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