We don't know how long we'll have to wait for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to get a chance in Manchester United's first team, and frankly, we're getting increasingly annoyed that Jose Mourinho won't let us watch a player who promises to be quick, to be direct, to be fun. We like those things. We want to see them.
Still, the man himself seems to have the right attitude. Speaking to the press after being appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to his home country of Armenia, he asserted his commitment to establishing himself at Old Trafford:
It is true that I get little time on the field, but I am not going to give in. I went a long way to play in Manchester United, so nothing will prevent me from achieving my dream. I will not retreat, I will find the strength to reach my goal.
Quite right too. Mkhitaryan will be playing for Armenia against Macedonia on November 11, though given the way 2016 is going, don't be too surprised if he plays brilliantly for twenty minutes and then, just as Jose Mourinho turns on the television, one of his legs falls off.