Michael Owen makes honest admission about Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Man United
Michael Owen discusses Henrikh Mkhitaryan's recent form for Manchester United
Michael Owen believes that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is starting to prove his doubters wrong by stepping up his form for Manchester United.
The Armenia international made something of a slow start to life at Old Trafford following his transfer to the club from Borussia Dortmund last summer.
However, his form in the second half of last season improved as he helped Manchester United to win both the League Cup and Europa League.
Mkhitaryan has been a regular starter under Jose Mourinho this season and he has been in brilliant form for the Red Devils so far.
The 28-year-old has scored two goals and made five assists in all competitions for the Red Devils and has started all six of Manchester United’s Premier League games.
And former Manchester United striker Owen believes that Mkhitaryan is now showing just why he was so highly-rated before his transfer to Old Trafford.
Speaking to BT Sport on Wednesday night, Owen said: “He started slightly slow in his Man United career.
“We did know from having watched him at Dortmund that he is an exceptional player. Now he’s starting to show it.
“He was great at the end of last season and he has continued that now. He looks much sharper.”
Manchester United return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are currently second in the table but level on points with leaders Manchester City after six games of the new campaign.