It wasn’t that long ago when Henrikh Mkhitaryan wasn’t playing for Manchester United, and the Armenian was being somewhat frozen out of things by the manager due to a poor performance on derby day. However, after some wonderful man-management, the attacker is fully firing right now.
The way he glides past his man so easily is a joy to watch, and the 27-year-old’s intelligence when he’s on the ball is one of his biggest selling points. On top of that, he has a keen eye for a pass, and that was on display wonderfully against Blackburn Rovers this afternoon.
Our Armenian found himself in space in the middle of the park, when he spotted Marcus Rashford splitting the opposing defence with an excellent run. Not only did he spot his man in space, he found him brilliantly and it looked so easy for him.
As you’d imagine, the plaudits all over social media were plentiful, and rightly so. We’ve compiled some of the best tweets for your viewing pleasure below, so feel free to take a look.
This is Mkhitaryan’s defence-splitting ball:
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) February 19, 2017
Check out some of the tweets here:
Some player @HenrikhMkh
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) February 19, 2017
Orgasmic assist by @HenrikhMkh
— Dale O'Donnell (@ODonnellDale) February 19, 2017
Mkhitaryan has the ability to make a man pregnant. Pass it on.
— Adam Sweeney (@AdamWSweeney) February 19, 2017
— Rossi01 (@WeBeManUnited) February 19, 2017
Would name my first born Henrikh after that pass.
— Sarah (@sarahmufc93) February 19, 2017
Mkhitaryan showing his class again. Lovely footballer to watch. Glad he's ours.
— Ash (@UnitedAshh) February 19, 2017