Hen­rikh makes vow to sup­port­ers

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT - By ALICE McKEEGAN

HEN­RIKH Mkhi­taryan has vowed to do his best to score – and cre­ate – more goals for United this sea­son.

In an up­beat mes­sage to sup­port­ers, he de­scribed how he wants to bring joy to fans and is aim­ing for even more through­out the new cam­paign.

Mkhi­taryan en­joyed an en­cour­ag­ing pre-sea­son and served up five as­sists in his first three Pre­mier League games but was un­lucky not to match Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabre­gas’ Pre­mier League record of six in the open­ing four games against Stoke last weekend.

Un­for­tu­nately, one for Romelu Lukaku – which would have been his sixth of the sea­son – was chalked off as goal­keeper Jack But­land saved the ini­tial shot fol­low­ing Mkhi­taryan’s pass, be­fore the big Bel­gian tucked away the re­bound.

In a re­veal­ing in­ter­view with mag­a­zine Ar­me­nian Sol­dier, trans­lated into English by VbetNews, the 28-year-old said: “To be hon­est, I don’t think those five as­sists should ex­cite me.

“There are still many games re­main­ing. I have to do my best to score more goals and pro­vide more as­sists. I en­joy my foot­ball and want to bring more joy to the fans, too.”

Mkhi­taryan also re­vealed in the in­ter­view he doesn’t have a foot­ball idol – but his favourite player as a child was Zine­dine Zi­dane.

Romelu Lukaku has made an im­pres­sive start to his Old Traf­ford ca­reer

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