Henrikh Mkhitaryan insists he is determined to keep fighting for his place at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho.
The Armenian has not featured for the club in six weeks since Man United’s derby defeat to Manchester City on Sept 10.
He suffered a minor thigh injury during the September international break, but has still not played even though Mourinho has previously confirmed he is ready.
Speaking about his position at Old Trafford, Mkhitaryan claims he will do everything to help the team.
“It doesn’t matter if they buy me for, I don’t know, £38 million or £40m, I am not guaranteed to play the games,” he said.
“So I am trying to do my best during the training to earn this place to play and then we will see, because I don’t think I will play every game, depending on the tactical situation, depending on the opponent. But I will do everything to try and help the team.”
Supporters have become furious with Mourinho after Mkhitaryan’s exclusion from his matchday squads, but the Burnley fixture is the perfect opportunity to give him some game time.
Mourinho is looking to ease him back into football and that is understandable after he was rushed back against City, but once Mkhitaryan has found some match rhythm, he would easily walk into our current squad.
Hopes are we see him in action over the weekend as he has plenty of potential to become an indispensable player under Mourinho.