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04th Jul 2016

Henrikh Mkhitaryan explains how to pronounce Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Don't be that guy...

Matt Tate

Manchester United are yet to formally announce the signing of Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but that’s only because most of their transfer deals are announced for them these days.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed his Old Trafford move in a now-infamous Instagram post, and a few days later Borussia Dortmund also beat United’s PR department to the job by releasing a statement confirming Mkhitaryan’s transfer to the Premier League.

United are expected to catch up with the rest of the internet and announce the midfield ace in the coming days, and as excited as fans presumably are about the imminent arrival of the 27-year-old midfield ace, we imagine quite a few are staring blankly at their computer screens wondering how to properly pronounce his name.

Once you’ve got into a bad habit of saying something incorrectly it can be pretty tricky getting out of it. Just ask Nutella fans worldwide.

Mkhitaryan is clearly aware of this potential stumbling block and handily cleared it up in a video last year.

So the accurate phonetic pronunciation is: Hen-reek Muck-heat-are-ee-an. There – you now have no excuse not to sound cultured in the pub.

When Mkhitaryan’s move from the Westfalenstadion is made official he’ll become Jose Mourinho’s third signing as Manchester United manager, after Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.