That is according to player-turned-pundit Jamie Carragher.
Manchester United's playmaker burst through the Leicester defence to score the opener in Sunday's 3-0 win.
Leaving Wes Morgan behind, Mkhitaryan showed he has the speed to threaten teams when dribbling towards goal.
The 27-year-old has settled at Old Trafford after a rocky start to become an influential player in Jose Mourinho's side.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan proved he has real pace in scoring Manchester United's first at Leicester
In comparison to those considered the Premier League's elite No 10s, Carragher believes Mkhitaryan's unusual trait sets him apart.
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, who has five top-flight goals this term, is not known for being quick off the blocks.
Manchester City's David Silva is also more reliant on his technique and passing.
And even Mkhitaryan's United team-mate Juan Mata was picked out by Carragher, despite scoring the final goal yesterday.
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He’s got something that very few players in that position have, which is pace
"He’s got something that very few players in that position have, which is pace," Carragher told Sky Sports.
"You think of Juan Mata, Mesut Ozil, David Silva – great technicians – but they don’t have that pace.
"And I think that was vital in the first goal."
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has now started in United's last six Premier League games and has three goals to his name.
And the Armenia international will be looking to add to his tally on Saturday (3pm) when Watford visit.