Michael Owen reacts to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s goal in Man United’s 1-0 win at Saint-Etienne

The former Manchester United striker was a big fan of Henrikh Mkhitaryan's finish at Saint-Etienne

Michael Owen has explained why he was a big fan of Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s finish in Manchester United’s 1-0 win at Saint-Etienne in the Europa League on Wednesday evening.

The former Borussia Dortmund midfielder made a slow start to his Red Devils career after his big-money move to Old Trafford in the 2016 summer transfer window under Jose Mourinho.

However, the 28-year-old playmaker has really come into his own in recent months and has scored two goals and has made three assists in his last 10 games in all competitions.

Fresh from his excellent assist in Manchester United’s 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup on Sunday, Mkhitaryan made the breakthrough in the second leg of their last-32 clash in the Europa League.

The Armenia international managed to get on the end of Juan Mata’s cross and poke a finish into the net in the 16th minute to secure a 4-0 aggregate win for the visitors.

Speaking to BT Sport about Mkhitaryan’s opening goal at Saint-Etienne, Owen said:

“It is [a hard finish]. I like the studded finish because it can never go high from there. In a lot of situations in the box, you can get a ball whizzing across like that and the easiest thing to do is to hit it up and over. The studded finish is great.”

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