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Europa League glory drives with Man Utd motivates Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is determined to help Manchester United achieve success in the Europa League this season.

The Armenian midfielder missed the EFL Cup final triumph over Southampton with injury and is now keen to help the club reach another final and lift another trophy in his debut season.

United meet Belgian club Anderlecht in the Europa quarter-finals which kick off in the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on April 13 and conclude at Old Trafford on April 20.

"Yes, of course, I missed the EFL Cup final but the most important thing is the fact that the team won it," he told United Review.

"For me, it's the team success in the first place, more than any individual one, so I will be happy if I can get to another final this year. You don't ever know what will happen tomorrow but we will keep our heads clear, try to think positively and get the best for us.

"It is one of my goals for this season – to win the Europa League. Of course, I know it is not going to be easy, particularly at this stage of the competition as there are no easy opponents. Obviously, we understand the importance of the tie with Anderlecht in the quarter-finals.

"We know that we are going to have two very tough games and, of course, Anderlecht are not easy opponents. I realise some people think: 'Ah, we've got Anderlecht, so it is going to be easy to beat them' but it is not like that. I know this because I have watched some of their games during their participation in Europe and I can say they are playing very well and they have very good with players of high quality."

Andrew Slevison
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