Borussia Dormund have officially announced via their Twitter handle that Armenian play-maker Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be leaving to join Manchester United. Fans were overjoyed as Jose Mourinho and United wrapped up their third signing of the summer.
After Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Old Trafford prepares to welcome a third new Red Devil. Henrikh Mkhitaryan registered a Bundesliga highest of 15 assists this past season, and has been a vital part of Borussia Dormund’s second placed finish in the Bundesliga.
The attacking midfielder was long linked with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea, as his contract was set to expire next year. However, Manchester United are the club to have snapped up the Armenian, with a fee reportedly in the region of £26 million.
— Man Utd Scoop (@ManUtdScoop) July 2, 2016
The Man United faithful were ecstatic at the good news, coming just days after Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed that he would be joining United.
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) July 2, 2016
Dortmund signed Mkhitaryan for 23.5 million and we’ve signed him for 26.5 finally a bit of reasonable business!
— Jack Swain (@Jswain31) July 2, 2016
I see a 4-3-3
Martial Ibrahimovic Mkhitaryan
MIM= BLOOD TONIC.
— D’Padre™ (@D_WarEagle) July 2, 2016
— V’dyut Xaviier (@vdyutxaviier) July 2, 2016
Mkhitaryan is Red!! what a weekend this is
— Goz (@Gozie_B) July 2, 2016
Mkhitaryan done deal already????
Someone pinch me, I’m dreaming
— Mr Levi (@RealMrLevi) July 2, 2016
GRAPHIC: Henrikh Mkhitaryan in 2015/16 for Borussia Dortmund. [Sky Sports] pic.twitter.com/AQArpbXanO
— RedReveal (@RedReveal) July 2, 2016
They had di Maria and Falcao but flopped. They now have mkhitaryan ,martial and IBRA but this time they have Jose…scary times
— M (@ThibautSave) July 2, 2016
Can’t wait till October ! See my bro @barristerob and watch Zlatan & Mkhitaryan at Old Trafford 🇬🇧🇺🇸❤️🍷⚽️😎👌🏻
— OneUnited® (@jayutd1999) July 2, 2016
Schneiderlin Schweinsteiger Ibrahimovich Mkhitaryan. Glazers signing players to make money of £ per letter shirt sales. Where does this end?
— Byrne Van 3000 (@FeeltheJoe) July 2, 2016
Your team is not in the ucl but attracts players like Mkhitaryan while another team is in ucl but cnt even attract Vardy 😂😂 @zeaggrey
— Gasto Di Genaro (@gastodigenaro) July 2, 2016
Always loved watching Mkhitaryan the few times that I have seen Dortmund play. Will be fantastic if played correctly.
— Akhilesh Ram (@AkhiLeaks) July 2, 2016
This summer’s transfer activity is very promising.
— Junn Wayne (@Wayne9295) July 2, 2016
Arsenal were one of the clubs linked with Mkhitaryan, and needless to say, there was also some heavy duty trolling going on.
Mourinho has now signed Bailly, Zlatan and Mkhitaryan. Meanwhile Wenger is still linked with that one Japanese guy.
— MUFC!!! (@thedarielnaidoo) July 2, 2016
-We are signing Schneiderlin!” signs for Utd days later
-we are signing Mkhitaryan!” signs for Utd days later
Must be hard
— BANTERnosaurus Rex! (@olufisiayomi) July 2, 2016
another great signing for arsenal, wenger has discovered mkhitaryan’s sister https://t.co/42gtPzuYsH
— Omolola S. Olaoke (@CHRIST_Freak_1) July 2, 2016