Thierry Henry: I’ve always been a fan of Man United midfielder

The Arsenal legend is an admirer of Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Thierry Henry insists he has always been a fan of Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Armenia international moved to the Red Devils in a £30m transfer from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window following Jose Mourinho’s appointment as the club’s new manager.

However, Mkhitaryan made a slow start to the 2016-17 season and made one Premier League start in August, September and October due to fitness problems and a lack of form at his new employers.

The attacking midfielder has come into his own in recent months, though, thanks to a return of three goals and three assists in his last 10 appearances in all competitions.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, former Arsenal striker Henry gave a glowing verdict on the Manchester United playmaker.

“I’ve always been a fan. He has come alive with Man United and hopefully he’s going to be a good player for them,” Henry said.

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Mkhitaryan failed to score in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon after Zlatan Ibrahimovic cancelled out James Milner’s first-half penalty.

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