New Man United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan expecting further improvement

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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New Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is confident he will improve after playing his first game for the club in the 2-0 friendly win over Wigan.

The former Borussia Dortmund star made his debut on Saturday after signing a four-year deal earlier this summer.

The Red Devils, priced at 4.50 to win the Premier League title, splashed the cash to add the Armenian midfielder to their squad and he impressed this weekend.

He was taken off at half-time as part of Jose Mourinho’s planned substitutions and the 27-year-old insists he will continue to improve as the season approaches. “I would say it was a good game,” he told MUTV.

“The first half was a little bit difficult because we couldn’t score a goal. “But whatever, we made a good game and thank you to my team-mates.

I was trying to feel comfortable. I think day by day it will be better. “Game by game it will be better and better.

Of course we’re getting ready for the new season so we are trying to do everything the coach is asking from us.”

Former Chelsea boss Mourinho was also full of praise for his new recruit and is confident he will play a huge role once he finds his fitness.

He added: “Mkhitaryan is a top-class player and currently at the best stage for a footballer – 27/28 years old.

“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.”

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