Mourinho adamant Mkhitaryan will become Manchester United star

Mourinho adamant Mkhitaryan will become Manchester United star

PanARMENIAN.Net - Jose Mourinho is adamant Henrikh Mkhitaryan will succeed at Manchester United and insists he does not need to rush the Armenian into the starting line-up, Sky Sports reports.

Many expected the reigning Bundesliga Players' Player of the Year to walk straight into United's team but Mourinho says Mkhitaryan's inability to do so to date is merely an indication of the wealth of attacking midfield talent at his disposal.

"It's difficult but if Mata is on the bench, you tell me I want to kick him out and want to sell him," Mourinho said.

"When some managers buy players they play them for sure because they think about protecting themselves - 'I bought this player, I have to show the world I was right.'

"No - the first thing I think about is my team, not myself.

"Because I know he is a super player and I know for sure he will succeed, I am not in a hurry to say he plays every game now from the beginning, to show everyone how good he is. No.

"But he is ready to play and maybe he will play [in United's away league clash with Hull]."

Mkhitaryan moved to the Old Trafford about a month and a half ago under an undisclosed deal.

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