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Man Utd had doubts over Mkhitaryan

Manchester United were put off signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan under Louis van Gaal due to concerns over his adaptability to the Premier League.

According to The Independent, Van Gaal and his coaching staff had reservations about the former Borussia Dortmund playmaker’s suitability, fearing a repeat of Shinji Kagawa’s difficulties at Old Trafford.

Mkhitaryan has struggled to adapt since moving in the summer and was left out of the recent squads that faced Fenerbahce and Chelsea.