Henrikh Mkhitaryan states his prediction for CSKA Moscow v Man United

Henrikh Mkhitaryan tells Manchester United fans what to expect from Wednesday's clash with CSKA Moscow

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Manchester United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan Photo: The Sport Review

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they are in for a tough test of their Champions League credentials when they take on CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils head into the game after having made a sparkling start to the new campaign under Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United have won five of their opening six Premier League games to leave them joint top of the table along with Manchester City.

Mourinho’s men also kicked off their European campaign in style by beating Basel 3-0 in their opening Champions League game earlier this month.

But speaking at a news conference in Russia ahead of Wednesday’s clash, Mkhitaryan warned the CSKA Moscow will present a tough challenge.

Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, Mkhitaryan said: “I watch a lot of CSKA games in the Russian league and they have a lot of experience in their team.

“But Champions League games are very different to Russian league games and I expect them to play differently tomorrow.”

Manchester United will then switch their attentions back towards Premier League affairs on Saturday afternoon when the Red Devils host Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.

The Europa League holders are aiming to challenge for the Premier League title this season after they finished in a disappointing sixth place in the table last term.

However, they did win both the Europa League and League Cup in Mourinho’s first campaign in charge last season.

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