The glimmer that Henrikh Mkhitaryan brought to the spectators of his antics early on in the season is swiftly turning into a decisive discard.
With Jose Mourinho all but removing him from any playing action whatsoever, fans too have begun to consider the Armenian a Red Devil no more. As of such, his next destination might have a much bigger role to play for United than it would seem so at face value.
Currently, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund are the sides most touted to rescue the player from the clutches of the United bench, but the Mancunian side may have an ulterior reason for wishing Dortmund makes the final swoop.
The Bundesliga side also houses Julian Weigl, who very recently emerged on United’s radar. The source believes that this piece of business could potentially ease out a deal for the young talent.
While a swap move for an emerging 22-year-old with a form-shy 28-year-old does appear absurd, perhaps the transfer won’t be of that nature.
With clubs in the past having made numerous transfers with the intention of establishing good rapport which later on aids in gaining a favorable transfer, a similar move could be in the works here too.
Further, it does beg the question as to why the Red Devils would require another holding midfielder despite possessing Nemanja Matic, whose presence alone has had a positive catalyzing influence on the club so far this season.
With the signing of the youngster, perhaps Mourinho is seeking to reinforce that position for years to come, or maybe a shuffle of tactics is in place, which badly requires a spare player of his talents.
Either way, a signing must never be made solely because a player is available, as Mkhitaryan’s stint in England seems to be in retrospect, and supporters will be eager to see where the future of these two players will lie.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.