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WATCH: Mkhitaryan Wouldn't Have Scored Last Night If It Wasn't For Ander Herrera

WATCH: Mkhitaryan Wouldn't Have Scored Last Night If It Wasn't For Ander Herrera

Henrikh Mkhitaryan received plenty of well deserved plaudits for his delightfully improvised finish during Manchester United's 2-0 victory over Ajax in last night's Europa League final, but upon closer inspection, it is Ander Herrera who should be heralded for the Armenian's effort.

Taking nothing away from Mkhitaryan's instinctive flicked finish, the former Borussia Dortmund man wouldn't have even been in position to put the ball in the back of the net if it weren't for instructions given to him just seconds before by Herrera.

Mkhitaryan had begun to wander away from the 18-yard box as United were awarded a corner during the opening stages of the second half.

Herrera, however, was seen on camera, barking orders towards the Armenian play maker to make his way into the area instead of lingering 30 yards away from goal.

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Seconds later, United were 2-0 up and their name was all but on the trophy.


Credit: BT Sport

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Herrera was recently named United's Player of The Year after his finest campaign yet at Old Trafford. The Spanish midfielder has developed into one of the Premier League's finest midfielders since his £29m arrival from Athletic Club in 2014 and his popularity among the Old Trafford faithful has continued to soar as a result.



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Herrera and co's victory last night meant that United are one of only five teams to lift each of European football's major trophies; The Champions League/European Cup, Europa League/UEFA Cup and the now defunct Cup Winner's Cup. The only other four clubs to do so are Bayern Munich, Juventus, Chelsea and last night's opponents Ajax.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Football, Europa League, Manchester United, Ander Herrera

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.