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Ibrahimovic backs Mkhitaryan to regain form

2016-11-26 08:29
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is confident that midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will bounce back from his shoddy start to the season. 

Mkhitaryan joined United from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal that was reportedly worth between £27 million and £30 million. 

Despite their investment in the Armenia international, United have yet to see him have an impact, but Ibrahimovic reiterated that Mkhitaryan will turn his fortunes around. 

"I know who Miki is, I see it every day in training, so hopefully he showed everybody who he is and has the confidence to keep on doing that," Ibrahimovic was quoted as saying by The Mirror. "He was injured and he has been training very hard since, being very professional, so you just have to wait for your chance and, when you get your chance, you need to take it.

"It is up to the coach who plays, because there are 25 players if I am correct, so the coach is the boss, he decides who plays.

"He is a quality player, like every player in the team, but it is up to the coach who plays in the team. Like I said, he was injured for a while, but he has come back and he has been good in training, like everybody else."

In the seven games he has played this season, the 27-year-old has failed to score a single goal or notch up an assist. 


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