Rio Ferdinand sends message to Man United fans about Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Rio Ferdinand has been impressed by what he has seen from Henrikh Mkhitaryan so far for Manchester United this season

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Manchester United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan Photo: The Sport Review

Rio Ferdinand believes that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is now hitting top form for Manchester United in his second season at the club.

The Armenia international joined the Red Devils from Borussia Dortmund last summer but at first struggled to adapt to the rigours of the Premier League.

Mkhitaryan made more of an impact towards the end of the campaign last term as he scored in the Europa League final in May to help the Red Devils secure Champions League qualification.

The playmaker has been in fine form so far this season for the Red Devils and he has started all four of Manchester United’s Premier League games.

Mkhitaryan has already notched up five assists for his team-mates and the 28-year-old seems as if he is finally hitting top form for Jose Mourinho’s men.

And former Manchester United defender Ferdinand says he has already noticed a difference with Mkhitaryan’s play this season.

Speaking on BT Sport on Tuesday night, Ferdinand said: “Mkhitaryan is the top assister in the Premier League this year.

“I’ve watched him a couple of times and when Mkhitaryan gets on the ball, the Rashfords and Martials get on their bikes because they know they’ve got someone with quality who can produce that final pass.”

Manchester United return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon with a crunch clash against Everton at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are currently top of the table, after having won three of their four opening Premier League games this season.

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