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Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan reveals his joy of fulfilling a lifelong dream in reaching a European final

Armenian midfielder posts image on of himself as a youngster on Instagram on Friday evening, a day after their Celta Vigo win

MANCHESTER UNITED star Henrikh Mkhitaryan has revealed his joy of fulfilling a lifelong dream in reaching a major European final.

The Armenian attacker, 28, helped Jose Mourinho’s men scraped into the Europa League final with a 2-1 aggregate win over La Liga side Celta Vigo in the last-four.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan helped Man United make it to the Europa League final

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan helped Man United make it to the Europa League final

Mkhitaryan then took to Instagram to reveal the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford helped him achieve a dream he’s had since he was a child.


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Mkhitaryan captioned an image of himself in a stadium as a youngster: “As a child I could only dream of one day making it to a big European final.

“Thank you to everybody who supported us last night at Old Trafford! #uel @uefaeuropaleague #mufc @manchesterunited”

Jose Mourinho and his Man United team are into the Europa League Final

Henrikh Mkhitaryan shared his lifelong dream alongside this image on Instagram

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan shared his lifelong dream alongside this image on Instagram

The former Borussia Dortmund man has turned out in ten of United's Europa League game - including seven of the eight knockout stage games.

Mkhitaryan scored in both legs of the quarter-final win over Anderlecht - including the extra-time game at Old Trafford in April.

The Armenian also found the bet against St Etienne and Rostov as he added a real spark to Mourinho's side going forward in Europe.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal wasn't enough last season as Borussia Dortmund blew a 3-1 lead to be knocked out of the Europa League by Liverpool in the last-eight

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal wasn't enough last season as Borussia Dortmund blew a 3-1 lead to be knocked out of the Europa League by Liverpool in the last-eight

His form is almost certainly linked to his lifelong desire to reach a European final.

Last season, his Dortmund side were knocked out in dramatic circumstances to Liverpool in the last-eight - losing 4-3 at Anfield thanks to a last-minute Dejan Lovren goal, having led 3-1.

Mkhitaryan scored in the fifth-minute of that game - before moving to United later in the summer.