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Why Mkhitaryan's goal against Anderlecht was harder than it looked

Why Mkhitaryan's goal against Anderlecht was harder than it looked

PanARMENIAN.Net - Michael Owen has heaped praise on Henrikh Mkhitaryan, saying his goal against Anderlecht was much harder than it looked, Mirror reports.

Owen, who made 49 appearances for Man United scoring 17 times, discussed the strike on BT Sport after the Red Devils' Europa League game on Thursday, April 13.

The 37-year-old claimed that many people would look at the effort and see it as nothing more than a tap-in.

But having played the game at the highest level is convinced that the Armenian had a lot to do to make it look so easy.

"You expect him to score the goal but having been in that position you look at it and think 'that wasn't as easy as everyone would think,'" explained Owen.

"Everyone will look at it and think it's an open-goal, it's a tap-in.

"But when the ball is going and it's on your left foot, and the spin is going the other way, it's a tight angle.

"You're expecting to score but then you're so concentrating on getting the right technique. Listen you'd score it nine times out of ten, I'm sure, but it wasn't that simple."

Mkhitaryan's goal came in the 36th minute of United's Europa League quarter-final first leg against Anderlecht.

But it was cancelled out by a late Leander Dendoncker header four minutes before the end.

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