Mkhitaryan signed for Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund for £27million last summer.
The Armenia international was initially overlooked by manager Jose Mourinho amid fears over his physicality.
However, Mkhitaryan has since broken into Mourinho’s starting XI to devastating effect.
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has scored seven goals for Manchester United this season
The 28-year-old has scored seven goals so far, including crucial strikes in the Europa League against Saint-Etienne and Rostov.
And Carrick, who has played alongside some of the club’s biggest names, reckons Mkhitaryan was always going to be a United hit.
“I saw Mhitaryan for the first time during the pre-season training and I immediately thought he will become a perfect player,” Carrick told Armenpress.
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Michael Carrick told Ashley Young Henrikh Mkhitaryan would be a success
“I’ve told this to Ashley Young as well.
“Mkhitaryan uses both feet, he is fast.
“He chooses a right position on the pitch. I like his playing style.”
Mkhitaryan is expected to start for United when they face West Brom on Saturday (3pm).