That was the best goal I’ve ever scored,” declared Henrikh Mkhitaryan after his jaw-dropping backheel during Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Sunderland on Boxing Day.
The Armenian summer signing stepped off the bench against the Black Cats to make a welcome return from injury, and he quickly made an influential impact on the game to delight the Reds supporters.
Latching onto a Zlatan Ibrahimovic cross, Mkhitaryan produced a moment of magic by acrobatically flicking the ball beyond helpless goalkeeper Jordan Pickford before celebrating in front of the Stretford End. It was a genuinely superb effort that could potentially win the club’s Goal of the Season award in May.
As something of a late Christmas treat, you can now watch Henrikh’s epic strike from six different angles in our video player above.