Manchester United fans were delighted with Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s performance against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup Fifth round.
The Armenian was remarkable once again and it feels like I’m repeating myself each week talking about his ability to get the ball forward, glide through defenders and create chances.
He helped Marcus Rashford find Man United the equaliser as Blackburn took the lead early through Danny Graham’s opener, but it was the manor in which he found the assist, picking up the Englishman with a spectacular pass, completely decimating Owen Coyle’s defence.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say about his performance.
Some player @HenrikhMkh
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) February 19, 2017
That assist from Mkhitaryan is absolutely world class. To spot the gap & then execute the pass perfectly with the outside of your foot!
— Everything Man Utd (@everything_utd) February 19, 2017
Mkhitaryan is an absolute pleasure to watch, unreal player. 1-1 #MUFC
— Toby Dobson (@Tobiias) February 19, 2017
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is good for the soul
— Paul (@NQATPaul) February 19, 2017
He genuinely looks like the complete player under Mourinho, and while everyone focuses on Paul Pogba’s numbers at Old Trafford after becoming the world’s most expensive player, Mkhitaryan is arguably one of the best pieces of business from Mourinho’s first transfer window.
Hopes are he can continue his impressive form as United face a busy schedule of fixtures, especially in the central role as it allows the Armenian to open up the game with the ability to truly showcase what he has to offer United.