The Armenian international, who arrived at Old Trafford back in 2016, soon became one of the club’s most integral players and centres of creativity on the pitch. He was one of United’s standout performers from last season, and quickly became a fan-favourite.
Unfortunately, despite a seemingly perfectly start to the campaign this time around, the talented forward has failed to maintain his run of form, and has thus been dropped out of the match day squad multiple times by boss Jose Mourinho.
The playmaker was also subjected to harsh criticism by the gaffer, who has went on to openly state the player’s output has been “decreasing step by step”.
The former Dortmund star has registered a mediocre 2 goals in 16 appearances across all competitions, and has fallen down Mourinho’s pecking order.
However, the player’s former club is not blind to his quality, and is ready to re-sign the former fan-favourite should he depart from Manchester. According to BBC Sport, Dortmund is the likeliest destination for the skilled wideman in that event.
The German giants have a history of importing their former players back to the club, with Mario Götze and Shinji Kagawa being the prime examples of the trend.
Nevertheless, it is very unlikely that the Portuguese would to willing to let go of such a talented player due to a mere drop in form. The 28-year-old is one of the best creative options the former Real Madrid boss has at Old Trafford, and would likely want to hold on to him.
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.