After what looked like nothing short of a perfect start to the current campaign, Henrikh Mkhitaryan fell well below the pecking order at United due to some questionable performances.
After providing 5 assists and bagging a goal in less than 10 starts for his side, the Armenian looked like the Red Devils’ centre of creativity in the middle of the park.
However, boss Jose Mourinho was quick to drop the playmaker to the bench after a relatively short run of poor form.
Nevertheless, reports of a return to Borussia Dortmund surfaced almost instantly, and according to Bild, Mkhitaryan himself now desires the switch.
On the other hand, there’s a price the ex-Bundesliga star will have to pay to secure his escape from Old Trafford, and that is to apologise to the Dortmund board due to what happened before his move to England.
The playmaker’s agent is said to have thrown a chair in anger during the heated discussion prior to his client’s exit from Germany.
Moreover, the Bundesliga side’s CEO, Joachim Watzke, also insisted a January return for the former club fan-favourite is unlikely.
“I know the economic details of his transfer to Man United like nobody else,” Watzke told Bild. “That’s why [his return] is only conceivable with a great deal of imagination.”
The 28-year-old would have to sincerely apologise to the BVB higher-ups if he were to consider his chances of returning to the pitch anytime soon, considering how things stand in Manchester.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.