Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan gives money to homeless man
Henrikh Mkhitaryan showed his generous side on Easter Monday as he gave money to a homeless man in Manchester city centre.
The Manchester United star was pictured handing over some cash to the man after enjoying a meal in the Italian restaurant San Carlo.
Mkhitaryan, who was an unused substitute in the Red Devils 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday, stopped to give the man – dressed in jeans and a camouflage jacket – a note from his wallet as he stood alongside his Mercedes.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan gives some money to a homeless man in Manchester City centre
The Man United star showed his generous side after enjoying lunch in an Italian restaurant
Mkhitaryan and his team-mates are gearing up to face Anderlecht in the Europa League
The pair appeared to speak briefly on Monday following the Armenian international’s kind gesture as he and his United team-mates gear up to face Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho’s side go into the second leg fixture on the back of a fine display against Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Still with a chance of finishing in the top four – they sit four points behind rivals City with a game in hand – United went 22 games unbeaten in the top-flight after getting the better of Antonio Conte’s side.
And in Europe, after drawing 1-1 in Belgium last week – courtesy of a Mkhitaryan goal – the Red Devils will be confident they can keep their momentum going by beating Anderlecht at Old Trafford.
The Armenia international is congratulated after scoring in the 1-1 first leg draw in Belgium
Juan Mata, meanwhile, also had to watch United’s latest victory from the stands after being sidelined with a groin injury.
The Spaniard, who is out for the season after undergoing surgery, admitted he wanted to ‘jump onto the pitch’ to help his team-mates.
‘I went to Old Trafford to see the game. You feel like you want to jump onto the pitch and help the team,’ Mata wrote in his blog .
‘But I must be patient and keep training to be back as soon as possible.’
Juan Mata posted this photo of himself as he continues his injury rehabilitation for Man United