You have to win every battle. Every small metre counts, and you have to win your duels. Then you will see you will win the game.
I like to play attacking, like a winger, or an attacking midfielder, so it depends on the coach, where he's looking at me for which position.
The most dangerous area is the centre, which has to be either attacked or defended in football, and it's the same in chess.
In the '80s, before I was born, my dad played in the old Soviet Top League in our home country of Armenia. He was a small but very quick striker. 'Soviet Soldier' magazine actually honoured him with its 'Knight of Attack' award in 1984.
When I watched the Premier League on the telly, I didn't expect it to be that hard. The opponents are all physically strong, real athletes. It wasn't like that in Germany. You must be prepared for it. But I prepared myself for it.
Not so many Armenian players are given the chance to play in the Champions League, and this is really important for me, because I want to do everything to impress the children who are watching me playing.
In 1989, when I was just a baby, we moved to France because of some conflicts that were brewing in Armenia.
When I was six years old, my parents told me that we were moving back home to Armenia. I didn't really understand what was happening. My father had stopped playing football, and he was at home all the time.
When I returned to Armenia after four months in Brazil, I was still quite skinny and weak, but I had technique and skill.
I play football like chess. You have to think a lot and anticipate what could happen after you make your move.
Manchester United are not just some club. To be part of this club also means to be part of a great history.
Brazil was a very good experience. I learned a lot about how to play football, both technical and physical. There would be a hundred kids of all ages, training and doing classes together.
It's not easy when you have a new manager because you have to try and adapt yourself to him, the team, training sessions, and the game.