Borussia Dortmund troll Man Utd during Henrikh Mkhitaryan signing announcement

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Earlier on today, Borussia Dortmund released a statement confirming that they have agreed a fee with Manchester United for midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Armenian international is now set to become the Red Devils' third signing following the arrival of Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who joined on Friday.

However, it seems that Dortmund weren't willing to let the playmaker leave without taking a parting shot at his new employers.

In the announcement, the club seemed to take great joy in highlighting the fact their soon-to-be former player will be in Europe's second-tier competition next season.

It read: "Borussia Dortmund wishes Henrikh Mkhitaryan all the best for the coming season in both the Premier League and in the UEFA Europa League." Meow.

They couldn't resist a further dig later on in the statement, pointing out Manchester United's lowly league position: "After intense discussions, BVB has complied with the wishes of the Armenia national to join the team who finished fifth in the Premier League last season, Manchester United.” Double meow.

Dortmund have previous in this respect of course; they did pretty much the same thing when announcing that Ilkay Gundogan would be joining Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side.

In a statement released after confirming that the midfielder would be leaving the club, they said: "The midfielder, who is currently suffering from a knee injury, will leave the eight-time German champions in the summer to join Manchester City, who finished fourth in the English Premier League last season, on 1 July 2016."

Although it hasn't been confirmed, the deal for Mkhitaryan is believed to be worth around £30 million. Dortmund described the transfer as 'tremendously valuable' to the club.

Once the deal for the Armenian international is complete, the Red Devils will reportedly target a move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

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