Man United fans salivate over Mkhitaryan performance in win against Feyenoord
Henrikh Mkhitaryan grabbed his chance to impress with both hands at Old Trafford this evening.
United ran out 4-0 winners against Feyenoord in Manchester tonight with a vibrant attacking performance.
Mkhitaryan, who was found first-team opportunities few and far between, was named in an attacking starting XI alongside goalscorers Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata, as well as Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The big Swede had a telling hand in Brad Jones' own goal as United went 3-0 up before substitute Jesse Lingard put the icing on the cake with an injury-time strike.
In a fluid United set-up, the Armenia captain could be found popping on the right, left and behind the striker as he caused havoc for the Dutch side's defence.
Red Devils supporters were delighted to see the 27-year-old starting, and even happier with his display on what has been described as a "breakthrough night" for the attacker:
Manchester United fans take in Henrikh Mkhitaryan's performance tonight 👏 pic.twitter.com/fjpRakEyKw— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) November 24, 2016
Could watch Mkhitaryan with the ball at his feet all day. When he's in full flow he's such a delight to watch. Has done more than enough.— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) November 24, 2016
Been extremely impressed Mkhitaryan. Thought he's been the highlight tonight and deserves to start against West Ham. #mufc— Serge Adam ⚽️🔴⚫️⚪️ (@SergeMUFC) November 24, 2016
Jose: Start Mkhitaryan at once— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) November 24, 2016
Inner Jose: Troll them till November pic.twitter.com/kxW7DhEfBf
Mkhitaryan was brilliant throughout the entire game, added a serious attacking threat and we need to see more of him! pic.twitter.com/P4oyDfD5HM— United Peoples TV (@UnitedPeoplesTV) November 24, 2016
Mkhitaryan rightly given a standing ovation. He got his chance and he took it.— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) 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...— Jonathan Shrager (@JonathanShrager) November 24, 2016
So, Lingard will start on Sunday #MUFC
When you realise you've been playing Lingard over Mkhitaryan for 2 months... pic.twitter.com/dwZSWdeDLq— José The Joker (@JoseZeJoker) November 24, 2016