The Armenia international endured troubles following his arrival at Old Trafford from Dortmund in the summer of 2016. However, Mkhitaryan eventually became a pivotal figure for Jose Mourinho's side in the EFL cup and Europa League.
Unfortunately for the 28-year-old, he has fallen back down the pecking order at United after getting off to a stellar start to the season, where he recorded five assists in the first three Premier League matches.
Despite all of this, Mkhitaryan has been named Armenian Footballer of the Year, and after he posted a photo on Instagram following the announcement, Dortmund fans inundated the comments section with yellow love hearts.
Mkhitaryan's sister, Monika, then acknowledged the support by tweeting: "Thousands of love hearts on Henrikh Mkhitaryan's Instagram overnight."
The tweet has since been deleted, only adding to speculation Mkhitaryan could be closing in on a return to the Westfalenstadion.