Owen Hargreaves makes honest admission about Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Man United

Owen Hargreaves admits he has been very impressed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan's strong start to the season at Manchester United

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Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan Photo: The Sport Review

Owen Hargreaves admits that he has been very impressed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s solid start to the season for Manchester United.

The Armenia playmaker struggled to adapt to the rigours of English football at the beginning of last season following his transfer to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2016.

However, his form improved towards the second half of last season and he ended up helping Manchester United to win both the Europa League and League Cup under Jose Mourinho last term.

Mkhitaryan has started this season strongly and has earned plenty of praise for his performances for the Red Devils, after having been a regular fixture in the starting line-up this term.

And former Manchester United midfielder Hargreaves has been very impressed by what he has seen from Mkhitaryan so far this term in a Red Devils shirt.

Speaking to BT Sport last week, Hargreaves said: “He is shy and humble but he is a ball player, you can see that.

“He glides across the pitch. When plays central, he makes things happen. He is in terrific form.”

Mkhitaryan will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Premier League action after the international break with a crunch clash against rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday 14 October.

The Red Devils are aiming to win the Premier League this season for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge in 2012-13.

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