Jose Mourinho reacts to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s display in Man United’s win at Zorya

Jose Mourinho heaped praise on Henrikh Mkhitaryan for his strong mentality on Thursday night

Jose Mourinho heaped praise on Henrikh Mkhitaryan for his strong mentality after he helped to fire Manchester United to a 2-0 Europa League win against Zorya on Thursday night.

The Armenia international opened the scoring for the Red Devils in the 48th minute in Ukraine with his first goal for the Premier League club.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic then added a second late on to secure three points for Mourinho’s men and seal their progress to the last 32 of the Europa League.

Mkhitaryan had been made to wait for a regular run in the first team following his summer transfer from Borussia Dortmund but now seems to be finding his form in a Manchester United shirt.

And Mourinho was delighted with the player’s attitude since his move to the club in the summer.

Speaking in an interview with MUTV after the game, Mourinho said: “It was a strong mentality.

“He was determined to fight against his difficult adaptation.

“He worked hard physically and tactically – the talent was there, we knew that when we bought him.

“Now he’s playing good – in the Premier League, Europa League and EFL Cup, and now the goal means a little more happiness for him, so I’m very pleased.”

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Mourinho will now turn his attentions towards preparing his Manchester United squad for their crunch clash against Tottenham on Sunday in the Premier League.

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