Tuesday 21 November 2017

WATCH - Ander Herrera played a huge role in Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal despite not even being in the box

Manchester United's Ander Herrera celebrates after winning the Europa League
Manchester United's Ander Herrera celebrates after winning the Europa League
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has Manchester United teammate Ander Herrera to thank for his crucial goal in last night's 2-0 Europa League final victory over Ajax last night.

The Armenian was walking towards the centre circle in the 48th minute as Juan Mata prepared to whip in a corner but was ordered into the penalty area by the Spaniard and the rest is history...

His goal also made him the only man ever to score in five different European games on the road for the Reds in a single campaign. He thanked his fellow United players for helping him to break the record.

He told BT Sport: "Without them, I couldn’t score many goals.

"I’m really happy that I scored today in the final because everyone kept saying ‘you’re going to score in the final’. After the last game, when we played against Celta Vigo in the second leg, I was dreaming every day that I would score in the final. So thanks to my team-mates. I’m very happy."

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