Mkhitaryan was in fine form for the Red Devils at the King Power Stadium as Jose Mourinho’s men returned to winning ways in the top flight with a 3-0 win over the champions.
The summer signing set Manchester United on their way towards victory with a superb solo goal in the first half, before Zlatan Ibrahimovic added a second shortly after.
Mata and Mkhitaryan then combined superbly for Manchester United’s third goal shortly after half-time.
And the Armenia international was full of praise for Mata after Manchester United’s convincing victory against the Foxes.
Speaking to Manchester United’s website after the game, Mkhitaryan said: “He’s a world-class player and I knew that if I controlled that ball, he has to open up himself in the space and that’s what happened.
“I just played it there because I knew that he was going to be there and he scored a nice goal.”
Manchester United are currently sixth in the Premier League table but now just a point behind fifth-placed Liverpool as the race for Champions League qualification hots up.
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