Mkhitaryan will be a Manchester United star, Blomqvist says

The former Red Devils winger has backed the big-money summer signing to come good despite enduring a tough start to life at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester United winger Jesper Blomqvist, whose 38 appearances for the Reds included the 1999 Champions League final, believes it is only a matter of time before Henrikh Mkhitaryan proves his quality for the club.

The Armenia captain has been kept on the fringes of the first team by manager Jose Mourinho for much of the season, making just one appearance since he was replaced at halftime of the 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Sept. 10.

Blomqvist, who won the treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1999 with United, is confident that Mkhitaryan will be a success in England.

“He can definitely become a star,” the former Sweden international told MUTV.

“United is a big club and it takes longer to settle in for some players. Maybe Henrikh needs a little more time to settle in but, when you see how he reads the game and what he has achieved elsewhere, it’s surely only going to be a matter of time before he shows us what he can do at Old Trafford.”

Blomqvist also praised the impact of compatriot Zlatan Ibrahimovic since his move to United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in July.

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