After a slow start to his career at Old Trafford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is starting to live up to his £27m price-tag. On Monday against Sunderland, the Armenian came off the bench to put the icing on the cake of Man Utd’s 3-1 win, via an outstanding back-heeled goal.
Facing his old side, Black Cats’ boss David Moyes saw his side defend well against a dominant United side, with Daley Blind’s strike (from a Zlatan Ibrahimovic pass) the only goal of the first-half.
However, the in-form Ibrahimovic double the Red Devils advantage on 82 minutes, courtesy of a Paul Pogba assist.
Then, Mkhitaryan, a 62nd minute substitute, produced a moment of pure class, scoring from close-range via an improvised scorpion-kick (albeit in an offside position) after another Ibrahimovic assist…
He’s out midfield Armenian. pic.twitter.com/j33bgyvPWm
— UtdWay (@UtdWay) December 26, 2016
What a stunning goal!
Fabio Borini did bag a consolation goal for Sunderland but overall they were well beaten.
Jose Mourinho’s men extend their Premier League winning-streak to four games, as they keep the pressure on the top-four.
As for Moyes and co, despite a hard-working display, they find themselves in the drop-zone with a tough 2017 ahead.