Manchester United midfielder, Henrikh Mkhitaryan told Manchester United TV that the goal he scored against Sunderland was the best goal he has ever scored.
He said, “That was the best goal I’ve ever scored, “I was very excited. The first thing I did was look at the assistant and I saw it was not ruled as offside so I just started to celebrate.”
“I was expecting the ball to be in front of me and then I realised I was in front of it. As the ball was behind me, the only thing I could do was a backheel so I did that and I succeeded.”
Mkhitaryan’s entrance as a 61st-minute replacement for Jesse Lingard marked his return to action after a two-match absence through injury. The Armenian insists he is now fit and ready to play his part as United bid for a fifth Premier League win in a row, at home to Middlesbrough on New Year’s Eve.
“I don’t have anything of concern from a past injury so I’m happy to be back and I’m happy to be back to help the team,” Henrikh explained. “I will try to do my best for the next game. It’s very important that we’re in good shape and to keep going like this.”