Armenpress News Agency , Armenia
Henrikh Mkhitaryan wins Manchester United goal of the season award
YEREVAN, MAY 19, ARMENPRESS. Armenian international Henrikh
Mkhitaryan’s amazing ‘scorpion’ kick against Sunderland has been voted
Manchester United’s Goal of the Season for 2016/17 by a big margin,
Manchester United reported on its official website.
The Armenian’s effort in the3-1 Boxing Day winat Old Trafford, an
instinctive backheeled volley from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s cross, picked
up 57 per cent of the votes in the official poll on ManUtd.com.
Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking250th goal for United, a spectacular
last-gasp free-kick in January’s draw at Stoke City, was the runner-up
with 13 per cent, andPaul Pogba’s long-range drive at Swansea Cityon
nine per cent completed the top three.
Collecting the accolade at Thursday’s end-of-season awards ceremony at
Old Trafford, Mkhitaryan said: "To be honest, I was impressed as well.
I just realised when I went home and watched it again." Crediting the
player who provided the assist for his award-winning goal, Zlatan
Ibrahimovic, the Armenian quipped: "I couldn't miss this great
opportunity because I received a great ball from the god!"