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Mkhitaryan insists Manchester United bigger than his old club

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has spoken openly to German outlet SportBILD about his move last summer from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United, with the captain of the Armenian national side suggesting that whilst the switch wasn’t to his ‘dream club’, it was certainly a step up.

In quotes carried by FourFourTwo, Mkhitaryan said:

“United might not have been my dream club, but they have always been among the best clubs in the world for me. Manchester United are a bigger club than Borussia Dortmund, everyone knows that and we should just accept that. It was a new challenge for me that I could not turn down.”

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Addressing claims that Mkhitaryan only moved to the Premier League for big wages, the player said: “I find it hard to understand criticism that I joined United for the money. That is simply wrong,” he added.

“Had it all been about money for me, I would have left for Shakhtar Donetsk for Anzhi Makhachkala rather than Borussia Dortmund. But that was not what I wanted. I wanted to keep on developing.”


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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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