Manchester United’s #TOUR2017 has drawn to a close, with Jose Mourinho’s men ending proceedings with a hard-fought victory. To their credit, Sampdoria didn’t give up and made a real game of it in the end – which is only a good thing for our players as fitness levels continue to build.
One of the stars of the show once again was Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The man from Armenia has had a stunning pre-season tour and he’s been a real integral part of how we’ve played.
Tonight was no different, and he capped it off with an excellent headed goal, although he probably could have had a hat-trick of headers if all went his way. That doesn’t take away from what an excellent performance he put in once again though.
The way he glides past players is just poetry in motion. The skill and on-ball intelligence he has just cannot be taught, and I’m certainly expecting a massive season from him in 2017/18.
Judging by Twitter, it’s fair to say that many other Red Devils fans feel the same way, as plenty reckon that this year could be the making of the attacking midfielder. I certainly hope he can fire us to glory!
Have a look at the tweets aimed at Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s display here:
Mkhitaryan was excellent again tonight. He's having a great #TOUR2017. Big season ahead.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) August 2, 2017
Martial and Mkhitaryan have been great in preseason – hope Martial cracks on this year! #MUFC
— Luke Walkley (@skywalkley) August 2, 2017
Mkhitaryan looking lively as the second striker today. Could be set for a great season ahead if he plays behind the striker. #mufc
— Tushar Bahl (@TusharBahl_) August 2, 2017
Mkhitaryan is definitely looking like he is going to have a great 2nd season.
— S-H-E-L-L-E-Y? (@Pogbasfinesse) August 2, 2017
We should be 3-0 up Mkhitaryan missed 2 headers! Mkhitaryan has been class this pre season! #MUFC
— ED WOODWARD & GLAZERS OUT!!! (@ALii_NaQvii) August 2, 2017