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Man United complete signing of ace midfielder

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Manchester United have completed the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund.

The Premier League club have announced the 27-year-old Armenia international has signed a four-year contract after a fee, reported to be around £26million, was agreed with the German outfit last weekend.

Mkhitaryan becomes United's third signing of the summer after deals for Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly and former Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Speaking on the Manchester United website Henrikh Mkhitaryan said: "I am very proud to join Manchester United, this move is a dream come true for me. 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."

José Mourinho said: "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."