Mkhitaryan makes United history

Henrikh Mkhitaryan made history for Manchester United with his UEFA Europa League final goal against Ajax, according to the cub’s official website. 

The second strike of United’s 2-0 win in Stockholm, expertly hooked home by the Armenian from Chris Smalling’s downward header following a corner, made him the only man ever to score in five different European games on the road for the Reds in a single campaign.

He had previously found the net in four away fixtures, against Zorya Luhansk, Saint-Etienne, Rostov and Anderlecht, in addition to also scoring in the home leg against Anderlecht.

David Herd was on target in four away games in United’s 1964/65 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup run, with Dwight Yorke (1998/1999) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (2002/03) matching that particular feat. Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, like Mkhitaryan, scored in finals to also take their tallies to four.

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