Henrikh Mkhitaryan was in tears as he
bid farewell to his Manchester United
team-mates and club staff at Carrington
on Friday, as his swap deal with
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez moved a step
When manager Jose Mourinho faced the
media at 12.45pm earlier in the day, he
told reporters that there was “nothing
new” to report.
Mourinho however confirmed that the
Armenia midfielder has been left of his
squad that will travel to Burnley.
However, just over an hour later,
Mkhitaryan said goodbyes following what
is expected to be his last training session
with the club.
“It was very tearful. Henrikh has been a
very popular figure here at United.
“We know he isn’t too happy at the way
this deal has been forced upon him. He
realises he has more chance of playing at
Arsenal, but he would have preferred to
leave on his own terms,” a United source
told The Mail.