Jose Mourinho sends clear message to Man United fans about Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Jose Mourinho says there is plenty more to come from Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a Manchester United shirt
Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United fans that he is expecting to see Henrikh Mkhitaryan get even better this season.
The Armenian playmaker has made a solid start to the new Premier League season after having notched up four assists in his first two appearances for the Red Devils.
Mkhitaryan initially seemed to struggle to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League following his transfer to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund last summer.
However, his form improved significantly in the second half of the season as he helped the Red Devils to claim EFL Cup and Europa League glory in his first campaign in England.
Manchester United fans will be hoping to see Mkhitaryan continue his strong start to the campaign as the Red Devils look to challenge for trophies on four fronts this season.
And Mourinho believes that there is plenty more to come from the playmaker in a Manchester United shirt.
Speaking at a news conference at Carrington on Friday afternoon, Mourinho said: “He understands me and, to be honest, I understand him.
“In the beginning of last season, if he understood me better, then he would have started better. But, at the same time, if I understood him better, I would probably have helped him in a faster way than I did.
“We spent our time together, working together, learning [about] each other. I know him well, he knows me well, and the second part of the season was good for him.
“I believe, with his talent, that this season is going to be even better.”
Manchester United will take on Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow in the Champions League group stage next month after the draw was made in Monaco on Thursday.
The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season.