Manchester United summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan does not believe that head coach Jose Mourinho will guarantee him first-team football next season.
Mkhitaryan joined United on a £26.3 million move from Germany giants Borussia Dortmund over the summer according to the Manchester Evening News.
“It doesn’t matter if they buy me for, I don’t know, £38million or £40m, I am not guaranteed to play the games,” Mkhitaryan was quoted as saying by MEN.
“So I am trying to do my best during the training to earn this place to play and then we will see, because I don’t think I will play every game, depending on the tactical situation, depending on the opponent.”
The Armenian international does not believe that his price tag will make him an automatic contender for a starting role in the team.
Mkhitaryan believes he must prove himself to Mourinho on the training field and earn his place in the side over the course of the season.
United lost their recent pre-season friendly against his former team Dortmund 4-1 in Beijing, China as part of their pre-season tour.
The Reds Devils will also take on Salford and then Goteburg in Sweden as part of their pre-season friendly fixtures.
The 27-year-old forward scored 41 times and provided 49 assists in 140 appearances for Dortmund in all competitions.
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