Nemanja Vidic challenges Henrikh Mkhitaryan to score 15 goals

Nemanja Vidic has challenged Henrikh Mkhitaryan to score 15 Premier League goals for Manchester United this season.

The Manchester United legend wants to see Mkhitaryan score more goals this season.

“[He] is a great player, great on the ball and always a danger to defenders,” Vidic told ESPN FC.

“But the only thing I’d like to see from him is more goals. It seems like he enjoys to create more than score them, which is a nice quality for the team, but I think he should be more selfish and score more himself. I remember Dimitar Berbatov when he came to United. He seemed keener to set up a goal rather than score. We wanted him to score goals and the message got through to him and started scoring,” Vidic said.

Two games into the Premier League season, Mkhitaryan already has four assists, quadrupling his total from last season, a campaign in which he endured mixed fortunes after his transfer from Borussia Dortmund.

“He should be scoring 10-15 league goals each season,” says Vidic. “United have needed to score them from different positions for a couple of years now. The team can’t just rely on the strikers; you need players in midfield and defence scoring. It’s good that [Paul] Pogba is scoring and, while the season is very early, hopefully the team will continue as they have started.”

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