Best is yet to come – Mkhitaryan

17 Jul

Henrikh Mkhitaryan believes he will keep on improving at Manchester United after making his debut against Wigan on Saturday.

Man United: Best is yet to come - MkhitaryanMan United: Best is yet to come - Mkhitaryan

The Armenian midfielder played a crucial part in his new club’s 2-0 friendly win against Wigan on Saturday, having joined United from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal earlier this summer.

Mkhitaryan, who was taken off at half-time as part of seven planned substitutions, appeared happy with his debut performance and hinted there would be more to come.

“I would say it was a good game,” Mkhitaryan told MUTV. “The first half was a little bit difficult because we couldn’t score a goal.

“But whatever, we made a good game and thank you to my team-mates. I was trying to feel comfortable. I think day by day it will be better.”

When asked how he was settling in at United, he added: “I am trying, because the first days are always very difficult. You have to get to know your team-mates and their qualities, so I am trying to learn everything very quickly.

“Game by game it will be better and better. Of course we’re getting ready for the new season so we are trying to do everything the coach is asking from us.”

Mkhitaryan proved a hit with United fans who were impressed with his creative display in the first 45 minutes, before second-half goals from Will Keane and Andreas Pereira secured the victory against the Latics.

The 27-year-old has already been hailed as a ‘top-class player’ and ‘magnificent’ by United manager, Jose Mourinho.

“Mkhitaryan is a top-class player and currently at the best stage for a footballer – 27/28 years old,” Mourinho said. “He is magnificent the way he thinks about football, he thinks very quickly and it’s so sweet how he touches the ball.

“He can play in different positions behind the striker. He doesn’t have the sharpness yet but his performance was very positive.”


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