When Manchester United signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the club believed that they were signing an assist king from Borussia Dortmund, as the Armenian was king of the stats during his time in the Bundesliga.
It didn’t work out well for Jose Mourinho and Mkhitaryan, and the Portuguese rather sent away Mkhitaryan to Arsenal, as part of a deal that took Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal to Old Trafford in January 2018.
Mkhitaryan joined Roma in September 2019, initially on loan before a permanent deal, and has played in 73 games for the club, scoring 24 goals.
It was expected that the Roma star would leave because of Jose, but he has revealed that the pair has sorted out their differences from their time at Manchester United.
Mkhitaryan told Sky Italia: “Mourinho is very ambitious, he always wants to win. He doesn’t care if we play good or bad football, it’s all about the three points.
“Everyone knows he has won almost everything there is to win.
“I don’t want to talk about the past, we discussed it together and started from scratch on a different level. I know what he asks of his players and I am ready to give my all.”
The 32-year-old signed a one-year deal, and could have left the club during the summer transfer window as a free agent, and he has revealed that he opted to stay and work with Mourinho despite their bad relationship from their time at Manchester United.
He said: “I remained because I believed in the project of this club, I liked it from the first day.
“I am happy here, I like the team and the city. I believe we can win something with the Giallorossi.
“I had some offers from Italy and abroad, but I chose to remain and I’m pleased with that.”