Jose Mourinho delivers latest Man United injury update on summer signing
The Manchester United manager says Henrikh Mkhitaryan is available for selection after a spell on the sidelines
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Manchester United summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan has recovered from an injury problem.
The Armenia international has endured a tough start to his Red Devils career following a £30m move to Old Trafford from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window.
Mkhitaryan made his first Premier League start in the Manchester derby in September but the playmaker was hauled off at half-time of their 2-1 loss to Manchester City.
The 27-year-old has been sidelined with a problem since that derby defeat as United went on to collect five points from four Premier League games.
However, United manager Mourinho has confirmed that Mkhitaryan is injury free ahead of the Red Devils’ Europa League clash against Turkish side Fenerbahce on Thursday night.
“He was injured and he was injured for quite a long time. Now, he’s not injured anymore,” Mourinho told his pre-match media conference.
“He’s training with the team without any limitation. I cannot confirm if he’s [ready] for tomorrow or not, but he’s fit and it’s now time for him to go back to the levels we know that he can achieve.”
United are in seventh place in the Premier League table and six points behind leaders Manchester City after eight games in the 2016-17 season.
Mkhitaryan was one of four summer signings at Old Trafford after Mourinho signed Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.