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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has won Manchester United’s Goal of the Season Award.
The stunning effort against Sunderland secured a landslide win for the Armenian, whose remarkable scorpion kick picked up 57 per cent of the votes.
On receiving the award, Mkhitaryan said of his goal: “To be honest, I was impressed as well! I couldn’t imagine I could score such a goal. I didn’t know what was happening! I don’t think you can practise them – you just have to take the decision.” Zlatan provided the assist with a cross and Micki joked: “I couldn’t miss because I received a great ball from the god!”
Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking 250th goal for United, a spectacular last-gasp free-kick in January’s draw at Stoke City, was the runner-up with 13 per cent, and Paul Pogba’s long-range drive at Swansea City on nine per cent completed the top three.
Fans’ favourite Mkhitaryan also provided three other contenders in the original 10-strong shortlist for the prize but his inventive strike against the Black Cats, the finest goal of his career by his own admission, proved a landslide victor.