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Man United have confirmed their third signing of the summer

27-year-old Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined from Borussia Dortmund.

Mkhitaryan holds up the United shirt.
Mkhitaryan holds up the United shirt.
Image: Twitter/ManUtd

MANCHESTER UNITED HAVE announced the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a four-year deal this afternoon.

The Armenian attacking midfielder joins from Borussia Dortmund, where he spent the last three years after they paid Shakhtar Donetsk €25 million for his services in the summer of 2013.

Over that time, the 27-year-old registered 29 assists in the Bundesliga — more than any other player. During the 2015/16 campaign, he scored 23 goals and chipped in with 32 assists across all competitions.

Mkhitaryan is United’s third signing since Jose Mourinho’s arrival, with Ivorian defender Eric Bailly and Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic also coming in to bolster the squad.

“I am very proud to join Manchester United, this move is a dream come true for me,” Mkhitaryan said. “I am excited to play for a club with such an illustrious history and hope to be part of it for a long time.

“I thank the trust the club and Jose Mourinho have put in me. Finally, I believe playing for such a great club honours my father’s memory, and the inspiration and drive he gave to me when I was young.”

Jose Mourinho added: “Henrikh is a very talented footballer who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country. He is a real team player with great skill, vision and also has a good eye for goal. I am delighted he has chosen to sign for United.

“I believe he will make an impact on the team very quickly as his style of play is suited to the Premier League. We are all looking forward to working with him.”

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And here are his Bundesliga goals and assists from last season:

Source: Bundesliga/YouTube


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