Mkhitaryan has emerged as a key player for Manchester United in recent months.
It is a stark contrast to his first few months at Old Trafford, where he was frequently left out of Jose Mourinho’s starting XI.
Mkhitaryan is now settled at United and has been named in the club’s XI for their clash with Watford this afternoon.
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan endured a tough start at Manchester United
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has battled his way into Jose Mourinho's XI
“At the beginning we had not like problem, but difficulties,” Mkhitaryan told Football Focus.
“It is not very easy because when you have a new manager you have to adapt yourself to him, to the training sessions, to games.
“But then in November we start winning. Even when I wasn’t playing I had a smile on face because if I would be sad, if I would be mad nothing would help me.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is currently in action for Manchester United against Watford
“I was sure my time would come because everyone was getting his chance in this team.”
Mkhitaryan’s standout moment of his United career came in a 1-0 win against Tottenham back in December.
Spurs go up against Liverpool tonight (5.30pm) and a win – coupled with a United victory at Watford – would see the Red Devils leapfrog Jurgen Klopp’s side to fifth in the Premier League table.