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Another day, another report on Henrikh Mkhitaryan, it is no longer news that the Manchester United attacker has been facing an exile from the matchday squads in recent weeks. His career at the time is at an all-time low with reports suggesting a January move away could be on the cards.

On a potential move away, former club Borussia Dortmund, have emerged as frontrunners in the race to sign the Armenian international.

Man United boss, Jose Mourinho suggested over the weekend, that any player could be sold from the club if their asking price is meant. The statement has opened the door for a move away for Mkhitaryan, who is believed to be unhappy with his situation at the club.

Reports say, Dortmund have shown interest in resigning the playmaker, whom they sold to United in July 2016 for ₤30 million. It goes on to say United currently value the Armenian at ₤35 million.

Mkhitaryan last started a game for United on November 5th and has been left out of the majority of the clubs match day squads from that point with only one cameo appearance made.

It will be recalled that, the 28-year old started the season in sublime fashion, providing 5 assists in his first 3 Premier League appearances but his form started to decline at an alarming rate. His fallout with Mourinho reportedly occurred during a video analysis session, with Mkhitaryan seemingly objecting to being singled out by the manager for a bad performance.

He had faced a similar situation with Mourinho, when last season he was exiled from the squad following a bad 45 minutes in his first start for the club (a derby against Manchester City) but was able to do enough to get back into the team and win the trust of the manager. It is unclear if that is a possibility once again.

The writer is a passionate Man United fan. He has good insights into the world of football especially the English Premier League.