By Wayne Veysey

30th Nov, 2016 | 9:54pm

Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Mkhitaryan display against West Ham

By Alex Stevens

Henrikh Mkhitaryan started only his third game for Manchester United in their 4-1 win against West Ham on Wednesday night – and fans took to Twitter to hail the Armenia international’s outstanding display.

Mkhitaryan has been mostly frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho since signing from Borussia Dortmund for £26million in the summer.

The attacking midfielder made only his ninth appearance for the club in the League Cup showdown against the Hammers, with six of them coming as a substitute.

But he was handed his second start in seven days in a sign that he is finally earning the trust of Mourinho and responded with a performance full of craft and creativity.

Mkhitaryan, who scored 23 goals and supplied 32 assists in all competitions in a phenomenal campaign for Borussia Dortmund last season, set up United’s opening two goals to supply his first assists for the club.

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His audacious backheel put Zlatan Ibrahimovich through for the opener and the Armenian then picked out Anthony Martial for the goal that put the home side 2-1 up.

United supporters were pleased to have an extended look at the 27-year-old and praised him on social media.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

United’s win secures them a place in the League Cup semi-final draw along with Liverpool, Hull and Southampton.

In other Manchester United news, Tottenham are planning to make a January bid for one of Jose Mourinho’s senior players.