Manchester United’s summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan got a rare start in the Europa League on Thursday night and played a telling part in his side’s 4-0 win over Feyenoord.
The Armenia international has been on the fringes of Jose Mourinho’s first team so far this season, with the Red Devils boss clearly not trusting the creative midfielder in the Premier League.
— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) November 24, 2016
United fans were excited when Mkhitaryan joined the Old Trafford side in the summer from Borussia Dortmund but the skilful star has not been given much of a chance to show what he is capable of.
The former Shakhtar Donetsk man was in the United starting XI for the commanding win over the Eredivisie outfit and put in an impressive display before being substituted in the 82nd minute.
The Old Trafford faithful have taken to Twitter to praise Mkhitaryan after his performance, with his showing surely a potential catalyst for the star to feature domestically moving forward.
Here are the best tweets.
He’s played nine minutes and Mkhitaryan already looks the business. Criminal how he’s been overlooked.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) November 24, 2016
Mkhitaryan rightly given a standing ovation. He got his chance and he took it.
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) November 24, 2016
Really pleased that Mkhitaryan’s had a brilliant performance. Might be against Feyenoord, but every little helps. Should be starting now.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) November 24, 2016
Pogba is SO important to what United does from def to attack. Mkhitaryan possesses what #MUFC have missed and lacked for a few years.
— N8 (@nathanielhyatt) November 24, 2016
Mkhitaryan has been United’s best player. Under a lot pressure to play well tonight but has taken his chance.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) November 24, 2016
Mkhitaryan is class. Pure, unadulterated class…
So, Lingard will start on Sunday #MUFC
— Jonathan Shrager (@JonathanShrager) November 24, 2016
Henrikh Mkhitaryan brings that extra lift to our attack! So fast and creative. Mourinho needs to give him more starts! #mufc
— Aidan Walsh (@AidanMUFC_) November 24, 2016
Absolutely brilliant run from Mkhitaryan. Showing exactly what he can do! How he didn’t get a freekick there is a travesty!! #MUFC
— Everything Man Utd (@everything_utd) November 24, 2016
The long awaited arrival of Mkhitaryan was well worth the wait. Amazing performance and possibly the spark we need. #mufc
— Shantanu (@ShantanuAmbekar) November 25, 2016
Mkhitaryan staying fit could be vital for the rest of the season.
Vision,pace,link up play,attacking movement + goals. ???????? #Mufc
— martyn hurry (@hurrymartyn) November 25, 2016
Mkhitaryan is Intelligent, slick and can make things happen. He raises the level. If he can replicate it in the PL, it’ll be amazing #MUFC
— Kunal Srivastava (@Kunal_sri92) November 25, 2016
— Joe Phillips 20x (@phillipsjoe27) November 25, 2016
— martin (@MartinSawden) November 25, 2016
Mkhitaryan plays every week and this side can do anything. It’s that simple because he’s that good.#MUFC
— Neduzy Sign (@Neduzy) November 25, 2016