Over the summer, Manchester United made some excellent signings, with Jose Mourinho looking to improve his playing squad dramatically. One man they brought in was Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund, and despite a slow start, he’s warming to life at Old Trafford rather nicely.
Yesterday, the Armenia international found the back of the net for the first time in the FA Cup, and his performance as a whole was certainly one of real quality – highlighting just how much of a star Mkhitaryan will be for us.
After the match, Jose Mourinho had his say on the progress of the 28-year-old, and he’s quite clearly delighted with the impact he has made over the last couple of months.
“Since he came into the team, we and Micki himself thought he was ready,” ManUtd.com quote the manager as saying.
“He had a good impact immediately, then he had a break with the injury against Tottenham, and then he came back and played quite well, so we are happy with him.”
Alright, it’s certainly fair to say that Mkhitaryan had a really slow start at the Theatre of Dreams, but he has been truly outstanding at times. Of course, it’ll take him some time to adapt to life in his new surroundings, but it feels as though he is slowly doing just that.
Going forward, Mkhitaryan will undoubtedly be one of Jose Mourinho’s go-to players in the so-called ‘bigger games’, and once he starts performing week-in-week-out, we’ll have an absolute Premier League star on our hands.