July 26, 2021 – 12:45 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who formerly played at Manchester United, has said that manager Jose Mourinho “doesn’t care if we play bad football” after reuniting at Roma, as he revealed their issues at Old Trafford are a thing of the past.
Mkhitaryan spent 18 months under Mourinho at United between 2016 and 2018 before leaving for Arsenal in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez after falling out of favour with the Portuguese boss. After struggling at Arsenal, the Armenian moved to Serie A with Roma where he has spent the last season-and-a-half and has now been joined by Mourinho after he was sacked by Tottenham in April.
With the two reunited in Rome during pre-season, Mkhitaryan has revealed to Sky Italia (via Manchester Evening News) what it’s like to play under the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss.
“Mourinho is very ambitious, he always wants to win. He doesn’t care if we play good or bad football, it’s all about the three points.
“Everyone knows he has won almost everything there is to win. I don’t want to talk about the past, we discussed it together and started from scratch on a different level. I know what he asks of his players and I am ready to give my all.”
The Armenia international said he remained with Roma because he believed in the project of the club, having liked it from the first day.
“I am happy here, I like the team and the city. I believe we can win something with the Giallorossi. I had some offers from Italy and abroad, but I chose to remain and I’m pleased with that,” he added.