Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan is likely to remain with Manchester United for the season with Inter Milan and ex-club Borussia Dortmund not willing to come close to his valuation. The 28-year-old had endured a tough season at Old Trafford, where his lack of creativity has cost him a spot in the starting lineup.
According to The Mirror, the midfielder is set to remain with the Mancunian giants as his suitors are reluctant to match his asking price, which is set around £35m. Mkhitaryan fell out-of-favour under Mourinho prior to the last international break, and the manager has since publicly criticised the attacker for disappearing in games.
Mkhitaryan has recently earned playing time from the substitutes’ bench, and he may have to stick for a similar role for the coming weeks with United reluctant to sanction a temporary deal for his services. The Armenian has found himself behind the likes of Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard in the pecking order in recent weeks, but the rotation policy could offer him a chance to retain his lost confidence.
The former Borussia Dortmund man has contributed five assists and a solitary goal in the Premier League, all of which came prior to the end of September, where he was regarded as one of United’s standout performers.