Henrikh Mkhitaryan insists he will do everything he can to bring the glory days back to Manchester United.
Mkhitaryan joined the 20-time English champions at the start of July from Borussia Dortmund and he made his debut in a 2–0 victory in a pre-season match against Wigan Athletic five days ago.
The 27-year-old – who will become the first Armenian to play in the Premier League – looked impressive and the momentum has certainly been brought over after a great season in the Bundesliga.
He scored 11 goals from 31 German top flight appearances and was a star performer in the side that finished second in the table, behind champions and rivals Bayern Munich.
United’s previous campaign left little to be desired after missing out on Champions League football and, despite lifting the FA Cup, Louis van Gaal was given his marching orders.
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been sworn in as the Dutchman’s replacement and the transfer activity has already got the fans buzzing around Old Trafford.
Ex-Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be donning the famous red shirt while Ivorian Eric Bailly has also been brought in at the heart of defence from Villarreal for around £30million.
Expectation levels are rising ahead of the new campaign and Mkhitaryan is hoping the players can make a serious challenge across all competitions for silverware.
“I will try to do my best to help the team win the games and for the new season we are going to try to do everything to win titles,” he said. “Of course it will be difficult but let’s hope to have good preparation and then we will see.”
With Mourinho in charge, and some impressive signings been made, punters may decide to use their free bet on the Red Devils lifting the title for the first time since 2013.
United start their campaign away at Bournemouth on August 14 before playing host to Southampton, now managed by Claude Puel, five days later.