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'This is awkward' - Man Utd boost Hummels' suspicion after Mkhitaryan's latest award

18:53 BST 04/05/2017
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United Anderlecht
The club pointed out to the Bayern Munich star that his former team-mate has won another accolade for his sublime finishes

Manchester United have added fuel to Mats Hummels' suspicions that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is guaranteed to win the club's goal of the month award after another triumph.

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After being barely used by Jose Mourinho in his first few months in the Premier League, the attacking midfielder has become a key player at Old Trafford.

With 10 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions, he has thrilled spectators with some excellent strikes.

The Armenia international has gone on to win a series of United's goal of the month awards, even prompting Hummels to think the award is fixed.

Following his wins in December, January and February, Hummels began to wonder if he had it nailed on every month, tweeting: "Come on, it's like the eighth time you win this. Do they even nominate other players or do you just decide which goal you want to win with?"

And true to form, Mkhitaryan once again took the award for April for his goal in the Red Devils' 3-0 win over Sunderland.

As a pass came bouncing towards him, Mkhitaryan controlled it while holding off a tackle before taking the ball into the box and lashing it across the goalkeeper and in.

With his fourth award in five months, United pointed out to Hummels that his hot streak continues, commenting: "Well this is awkward".

Mkhitaryan and Hummels spent three years together at Borussia Dortmund after the former joined from Shakhtar in 2013, with the two leaving last summer to join United and Bayern Munich respectively.