Manchester United chose to spend big money over the summer, and one of the stars they brought in with so much confidence in him was Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Although it took the Armenian quite some time to settle down, he began playing some simply stunning football before a recent injury.
Now it has been confirmed by Manchester United’s official website that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been named Armenia Player of the Year; The sixth year in a row that the 27-year-old has been handed the award, and what an honour that is.
In terms of the voting, the former Borussia Dortmund man scooped an insane 245 voting points out of the 250 on offer, which is obviously an overwhelming victory for the right-winger.
After being presented with the award, Mkhitaryan was full of praise for his international and club teammates, as well as the Armenian FA.
“I feel honoured to have won my seventh Armenian Player of the Year award,” Mkhitaryan is quoted as saying by ManUtd.com. “Thank you to the Armenian FA, my clubs, my fans and media representatives for believing in me. “I have devoted my whole life to football and achieved significant milestones, yet I feel I can still create more history for my club Manchester United and Armenia, a country which I love dearly and is always on my mind.”
At the end of the day, there isn’t much competition for this award. Honestly, how many Armenia internationals can you name outside of our Henrikh? Probably none.
However, it will still be a huge confidence booster for our star attacker, and this is the first major personal award he’s won since joining the Old Trafford club over the summer.
Let’s hope he can get back to fitness quickly, and regain his place in that starting line-up, because when he’s been involved we look like a simply superb team going forward. He seems to just make us tick.