Mkhitaryan determined to fight for United place

Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he is determined to fight for a starting berth at Manchester United despite not seeing much time on the playing field this season.

Mkhitaryan, who is captain of the Armenia national team, joined United from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund before the season for a fee believed to be worth £26.3m.

However, despite being named the Bundesliga player of the season last term, the 27-year-old has only started one Premier League game under manager Jose Mourinho since his move to Old Trafford.

There has been talk that Mkhitaryan might seek a move elsewhere in the January transfer window but he says it is his dream to succeed in England.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Speaking at a UNICEF event in his home country, Mkhitaryan said: "It is true that I get little time on the field, but I am not going to give in.

"I went a long way to play in Manchester United, so nothing will prevent me from achieving my dream. I will not retreat, I will find the strength to reach my goal."

Mkhitaryan also retweeted this tweet from the official Manchester United account, signalling his intent to fight for his future at the club: