Henrikh Mkhitaryan produced an incredible performance in Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Watford on Saturday evening.
The Armenian was deployed in the central role alongside Juan Mata and Anthony Martial, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic up front leading the line, and although he didn’t find a goal, he was able to completely dictate the game.
He opened up the game when he was introduced in the No.10 role against Leicester City last week and Jose Mourinho was looking to capitalise on the 28-year-old’s versatility against Walter Mazzarri’s men.
Here’s a look at his brilliant statistics from the game against Watford.
4 key passes, 4 shots, 5 tackles, 9 dribbles, 23 final 3rd passes
Mkhitaryan has been brilliant since his return to the first-team and Mourinho deserves credit for how he’s managed the 28-year-old’s talent at Old Trafford, keeping him on the sidelines until he was ready to take his opportunity.
He was incredible in the central role and has proven he has what it takes to make the role his own, as he continued to get the ball forward, create chances and link up play.
There’s no doubt he has what it takes to perform in the No.10 role and I can’t wait to see what’s to come from him as he’s been in great form.