Manchester United finally put in a performance that we all know has been coming. Jose Mourinho’s men stuck four past a Feyenoord side who beat us on their home turf just a couple of months ago, and revenge was certainly sweet, but there was one thing that was even sweeter.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan finally got a start in a competitive game – his first since the Manchester derby horror show way back on September 10th. The 27-year-old patiently waited for his big opportunity, and he definitely grasped it with both hands.
His willingness to pass and move is something that us reds haven’t been all too familiar with of late, which sounds extremely bizarre in itself. However, Mkhitaryan gave us that in abundance and it was brilliantly refreshing to watch throughout.
He’d give the ball to a teammate and then dart into an open area of the pitch, and the amount of one-twos he played with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic was great.
It’s fair to say he didn’t have the best of starts to life here, but if last night’s viewing was anything to go by, he will have a massive future at the Theatre of Dreams.
The ball is firmly in his court, and he has to keep impressing the manager in training to earn starts. In those games he has to work hard and show a commitment to the cause. If he does that, he’ll be one of the first names on the team sheet going into the new year.