Manchester United fans have been over the moon recently, not only because their team registered a thumping 4-0 win in both the opening games, but also because they witnessed the incredible form of their star player Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has registered 4 assists in the first two games.
After signing from Borussia Dortmund last season, the Armenian had a mediocre first season at Old Trafford, scoring 4 goals and registering 5 assists. However, in the 2017-18 campaign, Mkhitaryan has already started the season on a bright note, as he registered four assists in the two statement victories over West Ham and Swansea.
Considering the prolific form of the former Shakhtar Donetsk man, Manchester United fans have gone into the euphoric mode on social media, and have begun comparing Mkhitaryan’s assist stats to Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.
Mkhitaryan is just four assist away from breaking Philippe Coutinho’s best ever assist tally in the Premier League, with the 25-year-old registering seven assists last season.
After 2 games Mkhitaryan is 3 assists away from match Coutinho's league total for the whole of last season.
— JDL (@JakLew89) August 19, 2017
Henrikh Mkhitaryan needs only 3 more assists in the remaining 36 PL games to equal Coutinho's highest ever PL assist tally… 😳
— Futbol Agent (@Futbol_Agent_) August 21, 2017
When you realise Mkhi is only 3 assists away from equalling coutinho's best ever season after only 2 games 😂 https://t.co/1fkXW7OWZy
— ➆ (@MysticalAlexis) August 19, 2017
Coutinho has been strongly linked with a summer move to Barcelona, and is yet to feature for Liverpool in the current season. The Reds have rejected three bids for the Brazilian, and as along as the transfer saga continues, the former Inter Milan man probably won’t feature for Liverpool.
There is no denying that Mkhitaryan will likely eclipse Coutinho’s record, as there are still 36 Premier League matches still to go, plus the fact that Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, and Paul Pogba are in great goal-scoring form, and they will finish off the chances he creates in the rest of the matches.
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam
United fan since Edwin Van der Sar denied Nicolas Anelka’s penalty to earn a dramatic Euro glory. Firmly believes that Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or until he plays this sport. One time writer for GiveMeSport and Roar. A regular contributor to Sportskeeda and BlameFootball.