​Manchester United forward Henrikh Mkitaryan got the full Twitter 'experience' after uploading a photo depicting him alongside his dear mother. 

The 28-year-old Armenian posted the photo as a nice gesture to celebrate his mum's birthday; but Twitter soon responded in a typical irreverent fashion as many fans found it hard to believe the young and attractive Marina Taschyan was actually his mum.

Mkitaryan posted the following picture on ​Twitter with the caption: "A mother's love is like nothing else in the world. Happy Birthday Mom!"

It is not clear how old Marina actually is but people couldn't quite believe how young and good looking she was. The United star's mum works for the Armenian FA whilst his sister, Monika, works at UEFA where she was an assistant for former president Michel Platini.

Here are some of the best reactions:


​​Mkhitaryan has established himself as a fans favourite since his £27m move from Borussia Dortmund last summer. He had a slow start to life at Old Trafford but is now a regular feature in Jose Mourinho's starting XI. The latest photo of his mum won't harm his popularity in the United dressing room either...