Zlatan Ibrahimovic: My thoughts on Henrikh Mkhitaryan ahead of Man United v Tottenham

Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists that he has been very impressed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has insisted that he has been thoroughly impressed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s start to life at Manchester United and is backing him to develop into a key player for the Red Devils.

Mkhitaryan has been in impressive form in recent days for the Red Devils and scored his first goal for the club during the 2-0 win over Zorya in the Europa League on Thursday night.

It has been something of a stuttering start to life at Old Trafford for Mkhitaryan, who joined the Red Devils from Borussia Dortmund over the summer.

He struggled for form and fitness in the early stages of the season and has only recently broken into the Manchester United team.

However, Ibrahimovic is convinced that the Armenia international will be a top player for Manchester United and was thrilled to see the playmaker open his account for the club in Ukraine.

Speaking to MUTV after the game on Thursday, Ibrahimovic said: “The first goal was magnificent.

“Henrikh had speed and control all the way, and the timing to put it through the defender’s legs… it was beautiful!

“He killed the game off by scoring the goal and did a great job tonight.

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“I’m very happy for him because he’s a quality player and I hope he continues; I know he will. I’m super happy for him.”

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