Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was pleased with his two debutants after their friendly win at Wigan Athletic.
Mourinho gave debuts to summer signings Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who arrived at a cost north of £55million, and saw plenty to please him.
“Mkhitaryan is a top-class player and currently at the best stage for a footballer – 27/28 years old,” said Mourinho.
“He is magnificent the way he thinks about football, he thinks very quickly and it’s so sweet how he touches the ball. He can play in different positions behind the striker. He doesn’t have the sharpness yet but his performance was very positive.
“With Eric, the way the fans showed how much they liked his performance when I changed him is enough,” Mourinho added.
“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.”