Manchester United fans delighted with dazzling Henrikh Mkhitaryan display against Leicester

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United fans were quick to heap praise on Henrikh Mkhitaryan as the Armenian claimed yet another assist during their side’s 2-0 win over Leicester City.

The 28-year-old, deployed in behind Romelu Lukaku once again, produced a dazzling display on the ball, surging past opponents and picking out neatly disguised passes all afternoon as Jose Mourinho’s men dominated from the start.

And he provided yet another decisive moment with a laser-guided cross that fell perfectly on to the boot of Marcus Rashford, who duly netted a crucial opener for the hosts after 70 minutes.

Supporters didn’t hesitate in lauding the playmaker for what was another scintillating, decisive performance.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently insisted that this would be Mkhitaryan’s season and, like usual, the Swede appears to be on the money: the Armenian has more assists (5) after three games than any other player has managed in the last six Premier League campaigns, and he needs just two more to equal Philipe Coutinho’s best ever Premier League total. He has the same assists as Manchester City have goals so far this year.

In other words, he is running the show. United have been an exciting, penetrative and ultimately effective force going forward in these opening three games and at the heart of that is the magical Armenian.

He is beautiful to watch. The likes of Wilfried Ndidi and Matty James could only play the role of spectators: Mkhitaryan is simply too agile, too quick, too intuitively brilliant to ever track, and this time around he is producing end product – something he struggled with last season.

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