Armenian FA confirm Henrikh Mkhitaryan injury

by Sam Peoples

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to be sidelined for 7-10 days after suffering a thigh injury which has been confirmed by the Armenian FA.

The Manchester United playmaker suffered the injury playing for Armenia in the international break and it places a real question over whether he will be available for the Manchester derby.

Man United take on City on September 10 which is in ten days time so technically Mkhitaryan should be available for selection but he is unlikely to be fully match fit.

With Antonio Valencia also returning late from international only one day before the derby next Saturday, it leaves Jose Mourinho with a few selection problems for his biggest game in charge to date.

Mkhitaryan may not have started a competitive game yet for United but he showed how influential he can be with his cameo against Hull City. His pace, along with Marcus Rashford‘s, completely changed United’s dynamic in attack and I was keen to see that against City at Old Trafford.

Hopefully his injury isn’t going to keep him out for as long as the Armenian FA suggests but if it does we’re likely to see Jesse Lingard play out on the wing as he’s now back from injury.

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