Henrikh Mkhitaryan has welcomed a message of support from his boyhood idol Youri Djorkaeff following Manchester United’s Europa League win.
The Armenian starred for the Red Devils throughout the continental competition, with his goals a major factor in their eventual triumph.
He found the target again in the final against Ajax, with his acrobatic effort helping to wrap up a 2-0 victory.
Among those to salute his efforts after the game was World Cup winner Djorkaeff, with the former Monaco, Inter and Paris Saint-Germain star of Armenian descent and delighted to see Mkhitaryan get his hands on more major silverware.
*that day you told me you would one day win the Cup too...you deserve it my friend!!!!Congratulation @HenrikhMkhbravo @ManUtd@armenia pic.twitter.com/6waoak6cPk — Youri Djorkaeff (@youridjorkaeff) May 25, 2017
It is not too much of a surprise to find that Mkhitaryan idolised Djorkaeff during his younger years, given their heritage.
He has since gone on to become a superstar in his own right and will be hoping that there are many more prizes for him to enjoy in the future.
Thank you so much @youridjorkaeff ! Seems like just yesterday we took this picture and now I get to fulfill my goals just like you #mufc https://t.co/h9hJh6X0Pt — Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) May 25, 2017
Djorkaeff won the UEFA Cup with Inter in 1998, while he also toasted European Cup Winners’ Cup success with PSG in 1996.