Jamie Carragher: Henrikh Mkhitaryan has advantage over Mesut Ozil with his pace

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has one quality that the Premier League’s top No.10s lack, according to Jamie Carragher, the Daily Star reports.

The ex-Liverpool defender believes Manchester United star Mkhitaryan has pace to burn unlike team-mate Juan Mata, Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil and Manchester City’s David Silva.

Mkhitaryan impressed in the role as United eased past reigning champions Leicester to move within striking distance of the top four.

The Red Devils made a sluggish start at the King Power Stadium, prompting Jose Mourinho to move Mkhitaryan from the wing to a more central position.

And the Armenia international wreaked havoc, opening the scoring after racing behind Leicester’s defence to fire past Kasper Schmeichel before half time.

“Great technicians but they don’t have that pace.

“I think that was vital in the first goal.”

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