Mkhitaryan reveals Henry was his idol

Henrikh Mkhitaryan had a slow start to life with Manchester United but the Armenian ace has proved his worth to the Red Devils and to Jose Mourinho, becoming a crucial part of the Portuguese boss’ revival at Old Trafford.

Having scored in back-to-back games for United, including the crucial winner against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, Mkhitaryan has found his form in his inaugural season in the Premier League and revealed his idol is a legend of England’s top-flight.

However, Mkhitaryan did not identify a Manchester United legend as his idol but instead told Goal his boyhood hero was Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

“I always supported Henry when he was playing for Arsenal. He is one of my favourite players because at that time I was also playing as a striker as a child. Then I became a midfielder.”

Although Manchester United fans will not want to recall the torment Thierry Henry put the Red Devils through during his heyday, they’ll certainly hope Mkhitaryan can replicate Henry’s performances in his Premier League career.

Now playing six matches in a row for United in all competitions, Mkhitaryan is on the right path as he’s scored two goals and secured two assists in his last four outings.