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Mkhitaryan unfazed by trip to Stamford Bridge

Despite Manchester United’s FA Cup quarter final tie with Chelsea coming a mere four days after a gruelling Europa League tie with FC Rostov in Russia, Henrikh Mkhitaryan insists that his teammates aren’t concerned by their hectic schedule. The Armenian international, who scored what could be a vital away goal on Thursday night against their Russian hosts was particularly matter-of-fact when it came to discussing Monday night’s game at Stamford Bridge.

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In quotes carried by, Mkhitaryan said: “It doesn’t bother us,” he said, referring to the short preparation period.

“We just have to get ready for that game. It’s not going to be easy as everyone knows but we know how we’re going to play and we’re hoping for a good game and a good result for us.

“We have to play with everyone. It doesn’t matter whether we’re playing away or at home, we just have to do our best and to keep playing very well. That’s the most important thing.

“There is no sense to think about avoiding Chelsea or someone else [in cup draws] because you’re probably going to meet them in the final. I think it’s better to play them now, to see if you can win or not and then you move forward.

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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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