Ta-da! Henrikh Mkhitaryan is officially a Manchester United player. Borussia Dortmund had already confirmed the departure of the 27-year-old Armenian international, though only now have we heard official word from United. They have released the first photographs of Mkhitaryan with a United shirt, and he’s described the move as a “dream come true”.
In a statement on their official website, United have announced that Mkhitaryan’s contract runs for an initial four years, though there is the option to extend by a further year.
"I am very proud to join Manchester United, this move is a dream come true for me. I am excited to play for a club with such an illustrious history and hope to be part of it for a long time. I thank the trust the club and Jose Mourinho have put in me. Finally, I believe playing for such a great club honours my father’s memory, and the inspiration and drive he gave to me when I was young."
While Mourinho added:
"Henrikh is a very talented footballer who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country. He is a real team player with great skill, vision and also has a good eye for goal. I am delighted he has chosen to sign for United. I believe he will make an impact on the team very quickly as his style of play is suited to the Premier League. We are all looking forward to working with him."