- Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham
- Liverpool 2-2 West Ham
- Chelsea 1-0 West Brom
It was just as well, then, that he only had to wait three days.
The Armenian scored the game's only goal Sunday to give his side, and coach Jose Mourinho, a much-needed win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Without a victory in the league since traveling to Swansea on November 6, United had fallen well off the pace set by title-chasing Chelsea and were in danger of losing touch with the top four.
But a blistering run and emphatic finish from summer signing Mkhitaryan ensured Mourinho's men move to within six points of Manchester City after Saturday's defeat to Leicester.
Mourinho has come in for some criticism of his treatment of Mkhitaryan since his arrival at the club, leaving him out of the majority of match day squads and publicly questioning his ability to adapt to the Premier League.
But the Portuguese was full of praise for the 27-year-old after his second straight man of the match performance.
"We scored a fantastic goal and it was so important for us in the end," Mourinho told Manchester United TV.