Manchester United fans are gushing over Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s cracking first goal for the club
Whisper it, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan is finally starting to prove why Manchester United spent £30m to bring him to the Premier League this summer.
The Armenian joined for big money from Borussia Dortmund, but then did his best invisible man impression for the best part of four months as Jose Mourinho mysteriously refused to play him.
But in the last few weeks he's started nudging his way into the side and away at Ukrainian side Zorya in the Europa League he finally opened United goalscoring account with this great effort:
And the United fans were loving it:
It's been a while since we've seen a player at United do that. Giggs used to do that a lot. Very refreshing watching Henrikh Mkhitaryan play
— Farman Bond (@Farman_Bond007) December 8, 2016
Mkhitaryan just done that on one of the worst pitch in the world unreal lad
— football prem (@footballGTD) December 8, 2016
— AMAN (@Nabil_Ahhmed) December 8, 2016
Class Mkhitaryan. Saw Rooney as the wide option, but had the confidence to go it alone.
— RG (@registability) December 8, 2016
Mkhitaryan crucially gets off the mark, amazing how Mourinho kept him out for so long. Utd lacked that individual excellence for a long time
— Adam Gray (@AdamGray1250) December 8, 2016
'Adrian' might be getting a little carried away though:
Mkhitaryan is the right footed Messi.
— Adrian (@adrian_rego_) December 8, 2016
Mind you, up until that point the game was hardly a classic...
Helped by his goal and Moussa Sow's overhead strike for Fenerbahce agains Feyenoord in the other Group A tie, Manchester United look to be going safely through to the next round.
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