Will KEane and Andres Periera scored for the Red Devils but Mourinho was full of praise for Mkhitaryan who made his debut for the club following his move from Borusia Dortmund.
“[Henrikh] 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,” Mourinho told MUTV.
“He can play in different positions behind the striker. He doesn’t have the sharpness yet but his performance was very positive.
“With Eric [Bailly] the way the fans showed how much they liked his
performance when I changed him is enough. Of course he is a very young
boy coming from a very different environment, but you could see what he
is at this moment.
“I will give him everything to try to make him better and better like
I did with other central defenders I’ve had in my hands. He has showed
the potential we saw when we decided to buy him.”