2. Henrikh Mkhitaryan
When Jose Mourinho was hired as the next manager of AS Roma, many columns were arranged to suggest a couple of names that might not have a future at all under the supervision of the Portuguese gaffer. Henrikh Mkhitaryan was one of those names.
Mkhitaryan was told to be holding grudges against the manager for including him in a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez during his days at Manchester United. But reality indicates that not all paper talk is true after all and Mkhitaryan is as significant to Mourinho as any other player getting chances for the Giallorossi week in, week out.
In the 2021/22 Serie A season, the Armenia international has played seven matches, with six of them being from the start. Per FBref.com, Mkhitaryan has amassed two goals and two assists thus far, making the 32-year-old a productive prospect in the current Roma side.
Since his bright days at Borussia Dortmund, Mkhitaryan has shown glimpses of his intelligent play around the box. At Roma this season, he is finding himself on the left side more often. He prefers creating for others rather than scoring tons of goals himself.
Nevertheless, he reached an awe-inspiring tally of 13 goals and 10 assists last season. He would obviously like to first emulate and then surpass those numbers this term. Mkhitaryan could be the key to Juventus’ defensive lock.