Manchester United fans were thrilled with Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s performance in the 3-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Supporters were not expecting any goals before the second-half as Man United displayed a very lacklustre performance, however the Armenian produced a moment of magic and opened the scoring against Claudio Ranieri’s men.
Jose Mourinho played Man United in a 4-4-2 formation for the first 20 minutes of the game, but after the Portuguese boss introduced Mkhitaryan into a more central role, he was able to completely open up the game.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say about his performance.
Mkhitaryan prefers to play as the 10 and might stay there. Offers much more impetus than other playmakers. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) February 5, 2017
United didn't look comfortable for 42 minutes. Then scored two in two minutes. Bringing Mkhitaryan into central role has changed the game.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) February 5, 2017
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is pure class. Brilliant to watch how he plays the game – such pace, accuracy and imagination. What a player.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) February 5, 2017
What a player Mkhitaryan is. Seems to be as fast with the ball at his feet as without it.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) February 5, 2017
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is just wonderful wonderful footballer! #MUFC
— Everything Man Utd (@everything_utd) February 5, 2017
With Mkhitaryan on the pitch, fans can be confident of the side’s ability to produce opportunities as he injects a massive attacking threat into the squad.
His goal was absolutely spectacular, as he drifted around defenders, produced a beautiful touch and finish, and showcased his ability as he left Leicester’s backline in the dust due to his impressive pace.
Hopes are Mkhitaryan can maintain his impressive form as it’s important United are on top of their game as they sit within touching distance of the top four.