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Published: 17:19 | 16/7/16

Mourinho impressed with Tuanzebe


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was full of praise for young defender Axel Tuanzebe after Saturday's 2-0 win at Wigan.

The 18-year-old impressed the new United boss during an eight-minute run out against the Latics in Mourinho's first game in charge.

United beat Wigan, newly promoted to the Championship after winning League One last season, thanks to second-half goals from Academy graduates Andreas Pereira and Will Keane.

"You can play 90 minutes or one minute. Sometimes one minute is enough," the Portuguese said.

"With Axel, ten minutes is enough. The potential is there, you see it immediately.

"You know him better than me because you know him for a few years but if anyone sees him for the first time, ten minutes is enough to see the potential."

Mourinho handed debuts to summer signings Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, while Luke Shaw made his first appearance since suffering a double leg fracture last September.

Armenia captain Mkhitaryan, who played the opening 45 minutes in the 'No 10' role, says he is still adapting to his new surroundings.

"The first days are always very difficult," he told MUTV.

"You have to get to know your team-mates and their qualities, so I am trying to learn everything very quickly.

"Game by game it will be better and better. Of course we're getting ready for the new season so we are trying to do everything the coach is asking from us."

Mourinho praised Shaw for his hard work and dedication during his 10-month rehabilitation from the career-threatening injury he sustained against PSV Eindhoven in September.

"Long-term injuries are the worst thing in football," he said.

"But the kid was great in summer - no holiday, working every day at the training ground to try to be ready for this.

"I was expecting him to start pre season and have some limitations.

"The limitations are a little bit of weight and a little [lack of] sharpness but the physical point of view is good and more than that the mental point of view is good."

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