Jurgen Klopp previously described Henrikh Mkhitaryan as one of the best

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Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp previously described Manchester United transfer target Henrikh Mkhitaryan as one of the 'most talented players in the world'. 

Mkhitaryan, 27, looks set to complete a move to the Red Devils after Dortmund confirmed they had agreed to offload him to Old Trafford. 

The midfield ace was previously managed by Klopp in the Bundesliga, of course, and enjoyed a prolific period under his tenure. 


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Klopp secured his services from Shakhtar Donetsk back in 2013 and it's fair to say that he rates his former player very highly indeed. 

In fact, it was only last year when the revered coach claimed that the incoming United star was one of very few players that 'possesses an incredible combination of speed and technique'.

Klopp rates him 

Back in 2015, Klopp stated: "There is no doubt in my mind that he is one of the most talented players in the world. He possesses an incredible combination of speed and technique. There's very, very few you can say that about."

Unfortunately for Klopp, though, the versatile midfielder could be about to star for one of his side's greatest rivals. 

Ultimately, new United boss Jose Mourinho appears to be intent on changing the dynamic of his side sooner rather than later. 

Having already landed Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly and enigmatic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mkhitaryan looks set to become the next elite player to join the club. 

At 27, Mkhitaryan appears to be in the prime of his career and could prove quite the coup for the club in the immediate future. 

His statistics from last season were outstanding; with 11 goals and 15 assists in the Bundesliga, he was comfortably one of the leading players in Germany's elite division. 

Pogba pursuit 

But the aforementioned trio may not be Mourinho's only three signings in Manchester. It has been well documented that the former Chelsea boss wants to bring France international Paul Pogba to the club. 

Pogba, 23, departed the Premier League outfit back in 2012 but could now return in what would prove a mega transfer. The midfielder is recognised as one of the best in world football and could move for as much as £80 million.

For now, though, his focus will be on helping France win Euro 2016. He struck a fine goal to help his country cruise to a 5-2 quarter-final victory over Iceland. 

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