Mourinho praises Mkhitaryan

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New Manchester United attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been praised by manager Jose Mourinho after his first appearance for the club in a pre-season friendly.

Mourinho feels it was a major coup to secure the Armenia international from Dortmund and feels his athletic ability and technical ability are world class.

"Mkhitaryan is a top-class player and currently at the best stage for a footballer – 27/28 years old," he said after their 2-0 win over Wigan. "He is magnificent the way he thinks about football, he thinks very quickly and it's so sweet how he touches the ball.

"He can play in different positions behind the striker. He doesn't have the sharpness yet but his performance was very positive."

Mkhitaryan himself said he'll be happy to play anywhere the manager wants him to play after he started the game against the Championship side in the number 10 role behind James Wilson.

"It doesn't matter where [I play]. The most important thing is to help the team win games, that's the main thing," he said after the game.

"I am trying [to settle] because the first days are always very difficult. You have to know their teammates and their qualities so I am trying to learn everything very quickly.

"Game by game it will get better and better. We are getting ready for the new season so we're trying to do everything that the coach is asking from us."