Henrikh Mkhitaryan has now spoken about his time at Manchester United before his reunion with Roma in the Europa League, MySportDab reports.
He does not have any regrets about his decision to join the club.
Manchester United signed Mkhitaryan in 2016 from Borussia Dortmund before he was swapped for Arsenal Star Alexis Sanchez in January 2018.
The Armenian won the Europa League in his first season at Manchester United, scoring United’s second goal in the final match against Ajax.
However, that was clearly his only best moment in Manchester as he failed to impress United manager Jose Mourinho, and struggled for game time.
But despite his poor time at Old Trafford, Mkhitaryan insisted that he learnt a lot from his Manchester United days.
‘I don’t ever regret my decisions,’ he told The Athletic ahead of Roma’s Europa League match at Old Trafford on Thursday.
During that time, Mourinho was one of the best coaches in the world. I think he had won the most trophies as manager. So it was a totally different experience.
‘It was tough but I learned a lot. I learned how to defend, help the team. It goes beyond scoring goals and providing assists.
‘It was about helping the whole team to win so it doesn’t matter who scored, we just had to win. we must always be happy that we won the match.’
Despite his struggle at Manchester United, Mkhitaryan did not agree with that.
‘Yes, I had a hard time but after the first two or three months, I enjoyed my time,’ he added.
‘I won three trophies at the club, which is special. You know, some players have been in Manchester for years but haven’t won anything.’
Mkhitaryan left Manchester United having won the EFL Cup, Europa League and Community Shield.
He scored 13 goals and produced 11 assists in 63 matches for the club.
He struggled to impress in England at both United and Arsenal but the 32-year-old is now in great form with Roma.
Mkhitaryan has scored 11 goals in 39 matches across all competitions for the Serie A club so far this season.