Raphael Honigstein: Man United signed the Bundesliga’s best player last year

by Tanveer Arayan


German football expert Raphael Honigstein believes Manchester United have signed the Bundesliga’s best player last year with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Man United ended weeks of speculation and completed the transfer of Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday afternoon.

His first match for Man United could potentially be against his former club Dortmund in the pre-season tour in China on 22 July.

Speaking about Mkhitaryan, Honigstein insists he’s a wonderful player and will entertain fans next season.

“Mkhitaryan is just a wonderful player, the best in the Bundesliga last year,” he told the club’s website.

“He’s an attacking midfielder who can play as a number 10 or on either side in a narrow attack.

“He loves to beat people, his final ball is sensational, he gets a lot of assists and he scores goals as well. He oozes technique and sophistication.

Jose Mourinho’s man management should work well with him and he should prove to be a player that United fans really enjoy watching because he is just a touch of class.”

Mkhitaryan’s spectacular form for Dortmund last season has earned him a move to Old Trafford and there’s no doubt fans will be hoping he can quickly adapt to life in England.

I can’t wait to see him in action next season as he will be teaming up with new signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and could be possibly followed by the addition of Paul Pogba at Old Trafford.

Mourinho has proven his intent to build a world-class squad with his new signings and has shown he can still attract the best talent without even offering Champions League football next year.

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