Brimming with confidence after having proved that Manchester United were right to sign him last summer, Henrikh Mkhitaryan talked about the days at the start of the season when things looked bleak, but not to him.
I just waited for my chance. I worked and I worked hard, waiting for my chance, got it and used that
the Armenian told reporters, remembering the months he spent on the bench (some times not even there. In two and a half months at the start of the season, he made just one substitute appearance).
Our life is worthless without difficulties. Every person must be able to handle difficulties and the same concerns me. But it was not difficult for me to overcome those difficulties, as I knew that sooner or later I would get my chance and I would use that
Mkhitaryan added, ahead of Man United’s game against West Brom, in which he is expected to be in the starting line-up.
The Armenia international scored in his national team’s World Cup qualifier against Georgia last week wearing the captain’s armband, and having a whole country seeing in him the player who could lead them to a surprise second finish in their group.