‘Mourinho Is Very Hard While Wenger Is More Friendly With Players’ – Mkhitaryan

Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has defended his stint at Manchester United despite struggling for consistent game time at Old Trafford.

Having moved to Old Trafford for a fee of around £26.3 million, Mkhitaryan made 63 appearances in 18 months for Red Devils, scoring 13 goals.

The Armenia international was not always an automatic starter under Jose Mourinho, however, and spent two long periods out of the team under the former Chelsea boss.

“I think I left an impression in Manchester, although I had difficulties,” he told SFR Sport. “We won three titles in a year and a half — not every club does that.

“We won the Europa League, and I scored a goal in the final. If people say that I did not have enough success it is their opinion but I believe that I had a lot of success at the club.”

“Mourinho required a lot from his players, he was very hard,” he said.

“Arsene Wenger is more friendly, he understands and can think about players’ situations. He is calmer that’s the difference.”

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