Henrikh Mkhitaryan did not have a really good start when he joined Manchester United, but he insists he was not worried about his form.

The former Dortmund player struggled for form and fitness since he moved to Old Trafford , and could only make one substitute appearance in two and a half months.

The playmaker, who is prepping for the match against West Brom, never lost hope of making it to the squad on a regular basis.

“Our life is worthless without difficulties,” Mkhitaryan said. “Every person must be able to handle difficulties and the same concerns me.

“But it was not difficult for me to overcome these difficulties as I knew that sooner or later I would get my chance and I would use that.

“Yes, there are cases when a person faces much tougher problems, but he or she must be ready to face them. I just waited for my chance. I worked and I worked hard, waiting for my chance, got it and used that.”