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

The former Manchester United defender hails Henrikh Mkhitaryan's winner at Saint-Etienne

Rio Ferdinand took to Twitter to celebrate Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s goal after the midfielder scored the winner in Manchester United’s 1-0 win at Saint-Etienne in the Europa League on Wednesday evening.

The Armenia international has been in excellent form in recent weeks and the attacking midfielder laid on a superb assist for Marcus Rashford in Manchester United’s 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday afternoon.

However, Mkhitaryan went one step better in France as the 28-year-old handed the visitors a 4-0 aggregate lead with a confident finish against the Ligue 1 side in the 16th minute.

But the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder’s evening took a turn for the worse when he was forced off shortly after with a suspected hamstring problem.

Ferdinand, though, wasted no time taking to Twitter to react to Manchester United’s winner.

Manchester United will take on Southampton in the EFL Cup final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils will face Premier League leaders Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final at Stamford Bridge.

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