Gallery: Henrikh Mkhitaryan scores against former club as Manchester United lose to Borussia Dortmund

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

The summer signing got off the mark for his new team but was unable to inspire them to victory.

Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan in actionManchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action

Manchester United began their pre-season tour of Asia in disappointing fashion with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund.

Jose Mourinho’s men were second best throughout the encounter and struggled to deal with the exciting youngster Ousmane Dembele and the pacey Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho poses ahead of the press conferenceNew Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho poses ahead of the press conference

The Red Devils handed starts to new signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly in a strong team which consisted of ten senior players, with Sam Johnstone between the sticks the only reserve player featuring.

The 23-year old didn’t enjoy the best of nights and it was his spilled save that allowed Gonzalo Castro to put the German side ahead on 20 minutes.

Aubameyang doubled their advantage from the spot on the 36th minute after Antonio Valencia handled inside the area, leaving United with an uphill struggle.

Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores their second goalBorussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Sergio Romero came on for Johnstone at the break but was soon picking the ball out his net too, following a sublime solo effort from Dembele in the 57th minute.

Summer signing Mkhitaryan finally gave the United fans something to shout about two minutes later, after receiving the ball from an unselfish Juan Mata and slotting into an empty net.

The comeback wasn’t to be however, and Castro grabbed his second of the game with a great strike on 86 minutes to put the nail in United’s coffin.

We’ve compiled a selection of the best images from today’s clash:

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