Rio Ferdinand sends ‘crucial’ message to Man United fans about Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Rio Ferdinand lavishes praise on Henrikh Mkhitaryan for scoring goals when it counted for Manchester United this season

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Manchester United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan Photo: The Sport Review

Rio Ferdinand has praised Henrikh Mkhitaryan for contributing with “crucial” goals this season despite not performing at his best for Manchester United.

The 28-year-old joined the Red Devils from Borussia Dortmund last summer but has struggled to produce consistent performances for Jose Mourinho’s men.

The playmaker struggled for both form and fitness at the beginning of the season as he failed to hold down a regular spot in the first team at Old Trafford.

However, Mkhitaryan has improved in the second half of the campaign and scored Manchester United’s second goal in their 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm on Wednesday night.

Most Red Devils fans will agree that Mkhitaryan is yet to hit top gear for Manchester United under Jose Mourinho.

However, Ferdinand has been pleased to at least see the playmaker contribute with some crucial goals this season.

Speaking on BT Sport after Wednesday’s final, Ferdinand said: “Henrikh Mkhitaryan has scored crucial goals.

“He didn’t perform well but he got a goal.”

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