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Borussia Dortmund star reportedly asks for Manchester United move

According to reports, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has asked to quit Borussia Dortmund and join Manchester United.

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Another day, another new transfer rumour; though this one appears to have plenty of meat on the bones. Rumour has it that attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has asked to quit Borussia Dortmund amid interest from Manchester United. Mkhitaryan's agent, Mino Raiola -- who also happens to have Zlatan Ibrahimović in his stable -- described the chance to join United as a "unique opportunity":

Micki has for months maintained that he may leave the club this summer. Dortmund presented an official offer which was rejected, but now the BVB bosses fear of their own fans. Suddenly they tell Micki, that he should go next season on a free transfer. This is very bad management. Manchester United is a unique opportunity, Micki wants to go there.

Of course, there's no way of us actually knowing whether United's interest in Mkhitaryan is real, or whether this is just Raiola testing the water. However, we do know that Mkhitaryan would be a very interesting signing indeed. He's shown since moving to the Bundesliga from Shakhtar Donetsk back in 2013 that he's one of the very best players around in his position, and appears more suited to the Mourinho style of football than Juan Mata does. As ever, it's a case of wait and see.