Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United may have signed the best players from France and Germany in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The 27-year-old Armenian has joined the record-breaking Swede at Old Trafford this summer, and Mourinho is delighted to have both players on board.
The Premier League-winning coach thinks Ibrahimovic, formerly of Paris Saint-Germain, and the ex-Borussia Dortmund man have the ability to make a big impact in England.
"First of all let me say that we have brought the player that was voted the best player in the French league and with Micki we brought the best player that was voted the best player of the Bundesliga - and voted not by the fans or the journalists but by the fellow players," Mourinho told United's in-house TV station MUTV.
"That means more, I believe, because when your fellow players are the ones that choose you it means a lot."
The new United manager also thinks the acquisition of Mkhitaryan will help the Red Devils to crack defensively-minded sides next season - something they consistently failed to do under Louis van Gaal. "Micki is a fantastic player," Mourinho said of United's third summer signing.
"What I like more is something that is undeniable which is the number of goals that he scores by not being a striker. His number of goals per season is really high for somebody that is not a striker.
"The number of assists is also very clear because it shows clearly his creativity, his vision, his concept of collective play, and - something that I believe is really important for a club like us that will try to be dominant and will face for sure teams with a very defensive profile - is his capacity of acceleration of the game. He has a change of speed with the ball and without the ball that is very, very important for a club like us."
Meanwhile, Mourinho recently admitted he would like to add at least one more player to his United squad before the start of the Premier League season. The coach refused to name any specific targets, but the club have been widely linked with Juventus' Paul Pogba, who left United for Italy in 2012.