English Premiership

Klopp helped me psychologically, says Mikhi

2016-11-14 20:25
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (TEAMtalk)

Manchester - Manchester United winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan revealed how manager Jurgen Klopp helped him settle in at Dortmund, as he now struggles with life at the Red Devils.

The 27-year-old made a slow start at BVB during his time under Klopp, but the current Liverpool boss worked on his mental side of the game which saw the play-maker flourish in the Bundesliga.

Mkhitaryan has not yet found his feet at Old Trafford following his £26 million transfer, with Jose Mourinho last giving him a run in a Premier League game on September 10.

In the wake of his disconcerting start to life in Manchester, the Mkhitaryan explained how Klopp guided him through rough times in Germany.

"Jurgen Klopp, he trusted me and gave the chance to play in his team, he made me one of his key men and he worked a lot on my psychological part," Mkhitaryan told Armenian Football Federation's official website.

"Regarding Jose Mourinho, I hope I can learn a lot from him as well. He is a coach with a fantastic record."

He added: "It was definitely not the salary that made me join Manchester United, I went for football reasons. For the history of the club, the league, the fans and the coach because he is one of the best in the world.

"Today I don't have enough playing time, so I have to do all my best so the coaching staff gives me the chance to play."

Manchester United next welcome an in-form Arsenal side to Old Trafford on Saturday where Mkhitaryan will be hoping to make his first start for the Red Devils since the 2-1 defeat to rivals Manchester City on September 10.

(Kickoff is at 1430).

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