Another vital goal to add to his rapidly expanding collection ensures that Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabbed the headlines at Blackburn, but it was another summer signing who sparkled the brightest in the Lancashire gloom, The Manchester Evening News reports. Manchester United fans spent a good part of the early season pondering the whereabouts of Henrikh Mkhitaryan , but this was another 90 minutes that demonstrated exactly why he is unlikely to go missing again. Although he took a while to get into the game, it was his sublime ball for Marcus Rashford that led to the equaliser following United's shaky start. Able to carve a much deeper impression on proceedings from a central role, Jose Mourinho will have been just as impressed with his steel as the silky assist. One misplaced free kick from Ander Herrera looked to have set Blackburn up for a dangerous counter attack, but the Armenian chased back and won the ball cleanly, before setting United back the other way. After spending October and November in the Old Trafford stands, Mkhitaryan could now be rested midweek given his status as an essential starter at Wembley.