Manchester United fans were left amazed by Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s performance against Watford in the Premier League.
The Armenian, deployed in the central role, was able to completely dictate the game and prove that he has what it takes to perform well in the No.10 role for the rest of the campaign at Old Trafford.
He was deployed in what was Man United’s best front four alongside Juan Mata and Anthony Martial, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic up front, and it was incredible as they got the ball forward, created chances and were brilliant at linking up play in brilliant style.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say about his performance.
Mkhitaryan could make that number 10 role his for a very long time. He has everything needed to excel there.
— nkp20mufc (@Nkp20TIMESMUFC) February 11, 2017
Henrikh Mkhitaryan might be the best player in the epl overall. He is insane
— Pascalifornia (@Pascalville) February 11, 2017
Mkhitaryan with that wonderful ability to run faster with the ball than without it. Magical.
— James (@writtenoff_mufc) February 11, 2017
Mkhitaryan's awareness is insane.
— Nasir. (@Nsr__7) February 11, 2017
Mkhitaryan in central role is a different gravy altogether! #MUFC
— Sir Alex (@iamanireddevil) February 11, 2017
Mkhitaryan’s been remarkable since his return to the first-team and there’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing more of him in the central role as Jose Mourinho looks to capitalise on his versatility, especially as he played at the heart of most of United’s chances in the second-half.
Hopes are Mourinho deploys the same midfield trio once again as it was wonderful to watch the players passing the ball so well, as there was a clear chemistry amongst Mkhitaryan, Martial and Mata.