Mourinho joins fans in praising Manchester United debutant Mkhitaryan

Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action

Mkhitaryan was one of the main bright spots during United's 2-0 pre-season win over Wigan.

Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan in actionMkhitaryan was in impressive form during his Manchester United debut

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told MUTV that he was impressed by the performance of new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan following his side's 2-0 pre-season win over Championship outfit Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

The Armenian was a noticeable bright spot during an otherwise relaxed performance from United at the DW, playing the opening 45 minutes before being substituted.

Manchester United's Henrikh MkhitaryanMkhitaryan arrived at Old Trafford following a summer move from Borussia Dortmund

Mkhitaryan, who signed a four-year deal at Old Trafford following a £26 million move from Borussia Dortmund this summer, was not on the pitch when Will Keane and Andreas Pereira netted in the second half, but was nevertheless able to leave a mark on his new boss.

A thrilled Mourinho told MUTV after the game: "[Henrikh] Mkhitaryan is a top-class player and currently at the best stage for a footballer - 27 years old.

Manchester United manager Jose MourinhoManchester United manager Mourinho was impressed by Mkhitaryan's performance

"He is magnificent in 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."

The former Chelsea supremo was not the only one left raving by Armenian's performance, with a number of United fans taking to Twitter to voice their own approval.

Mkhitaryan was handed the role of number 10 during Saturday's win, but may well have to adapt to a new position if Mourinho decides to bring Wayne Rooney back into the side.

Manchester United manager Jose MourinhoMourinho may choose to play Mkhitaryan in another position when Rooney returns to the side

However, the former Shakhtar ace insists he has no issue in taking on another role, telling MUTV after the game: "It doesn't matter where [I play], the most important thing is to play and help the team win the games and that is the main thing for me."

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