The Mirror, UK
May 18 2017
Everyone made same joke as Henrikh Mkhitaryan won goal of the season at Man United Player of Year Awards
The Armenian's scorpion kick against Sunderland on Boxing Day picked up the coveted award
By Jake Polden
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was awarded goal of the season at Manchester United's Player of the Year Awards ceremony on Thursday.
And as was to be expected, every comedian on Twitter came out to say exactly the same thing in response to him winning the accolade.
Mkhitaryan was recognised for his spectacular scorpion kick goal in United's 3-1 victory over Sunderland on Boxing Day.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic whipped the ball into the Armenian who – while falling forward – threw his right heel at it to score.
The goal was certainly a worthy winner of an award, given its difficulty, execution and sheer brilliance.
And Mkhitaryan was chuffed to be the recipient of it. Upon receiving his award, he said: "To be honest, I was impressed as well.
"I couldn't imagine I could score such a goal. I didn't really know what was happening.
"I don't think you have to practice these kind of goals, you just have to take this quick decision.
"I couldn't miss this opportunity because I got a great goal from the God."
However, there is a little something that puts a spanner in the works – as is always the case with something like this.
The goal was given so it is all above board, sure. But replays showed Mkhitaryan was offside when he scored and therefore the strike should have been ruled out.
And well, people just don't forget these sort of things…