Manchester United had to defend their own Henrikh Mkhitaryan who was caught modelling the new kit after some fans claimed he appeared to be carrying some extra weight. The club deleted the tweet containing the video.

Manchester United had to defend their own Henrikh Mkhitaryan who was caught modelling the new kit after some fans claimed he appeared to be carrying some extra weight. The club deleted the tweet containing the video.

Manchester United had to defend their own Henrikh Mkhitaryan who was caught modelling the new kit after some fans claimed he appeared to be carrying some extra weight. The club deleted the tweet containing the video.

Mkhitaryan has enjoyed a relaxing summer after helping the Red Devils win the Europa League but supporters on social media believe he looked on the podgy side on his return with some even claiming he appeared 'pregnant'.

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Mkhiataryan spent part of his break holidaying with model Victoria Lopyreva and showed off United's new adidas kit on his comeback this week.
Many joked the player looked 'pregnant' while another said 'Henrikh Mkhitaryan had a good summer then'.

However, it is understood that the picture was actually taken before the end of last season, with Mkhitaryan in peak condition and that club officials have no concerns over his level of fitness, putting the picture down to a misleading angle.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are ready to waive a fee for Wayne Rooney as they look to smooth his departure from Old Trafford.

Rooney's agent Paul Stretford was pictured outside Everton chairman Bill Kenwright's London offices on Wednesday afternoon as they thrashed out a contract with the 31-year-old, who is currently on £230,000 a week at Old Trafford.

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