Mkhitaryan’s ‘scorpion kick’ goal sets Twitter alight

Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan came up with a Christmas cracker all of his own on Boxing Day when he netted an outrageous backheel volley during the Red Devils’ 3-1 win over Sunderland.

The Armenian international sent the Old Trafford faithful wild in the 86th minute, diving to connect with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s cross and send the ball past a bewildered Jordan Pickford and into the net to put United 3-0 up.

Fabio Borini netted a late consolation for the Wearsiders, but nothing could take away from what has to be a ‘goal of the season’ contender.

Mkhitaryan, who struggled to make an impact in the first few months of his United career, even earned praise from manager Jose Mourinho, who said “It was beautiful – it’s a pity that it was the third goal and not the winning goal in a great match because that would be in Manchester United history.”

It was quite simply stunning.

Mkhitaryan’s wonder strike also set the online community chattering, with many saying the goal of the season competition should just end now.

Critics, however, couldn’t help but notice that he may have been slightly offside.

Others didn’t really care.

While as per usual, some fans just took it a little too far!

But now did he learn such technique? The answer is obvious!