The Armenian superstar midfielder for Manchester United, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, showed his talent on Boxing Day – 26.12.2016. a day after Christmas. The Red Devil’s stupendous flying backheel goal (the 3rd & last goal) salvaged the forgettable Boxing Day on Monday Dec 26, 2016 – today as Manchester United dismantled Sunderland 3–1, in the Theater of Dreams.
Traditionally, the English open their Christmas presents on Dec. 26 — Boxing Day, the day after Christmas Day. And it is also their custom to play a full slate of Premier League games on that day first. Most of those games on Monday were disappointing but for Mkhitaryan’s spectacular goal which made my day.
CONCISE BIO: Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Armenian: born 21 January 1989) is an Armenian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester United, as well as captaining the Armenia national team. Mkhitaryan is Armenia’s all-time top goalscorer, scoring 19 goals in 61 international matches since his debut in January 2007, including their first hat-trick. His previous clubs include Pyunik, where he came through the youth system, Metalurh Donetsk, Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Dortmund.
Mkhitaryan has been chosen Armenian Footballer of the Year five times (every year since 2009, except 2010). In 2012 he was voted as the best Shakhtar player of the 2011–12 season by the fans, and was named Ukrainian Premier League Footballer of the Year. In 2012, Mkhitaryan was named in UEFA’s Top 100 players by UEFA European Football Yearbook 2012–13.
Mkhitaryan was voted the CIS Footballer of the Year for 2012, making him the first Armenian footballer to be named the best player from post-Soviet countries. He received the award again for 2013. Mkhitaryan received the nickname Heno from his fans in Armenia and was nicknamed Micki by Borussia Dortmund fans. Mkhitaryan scored the spectacular back-heeled goal for Manchester United in the English Premier League (3rd goal in the 2nd half) against Sunderland (3–1 United victory) at Old Trafford on Monday 26 Dec, 2016.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored an incredible scorpion kick (photo: below) to add to Daley Blind and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s net-busters at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.
The Manchester United Armenian soccer midfield maestro is my main man. He made my day today! I love Armenians! Ha! Ha!! Ha!!!
Please watch Mkhitaryan complete the dismantling of Sunderland on Boxing Day with his stupendously delivered and displayed back-heeled goal kick (a.k.a. scorpion kick), below:
Up Man U!