Mkhitaryan back in training and set for Man Utd return

Date published: Tuesday 27th September 2016 9:57

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Midfielder absent in recent weeks

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Midfielder absent in recent weeks

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is back in training after injury and is set to make his return in Manchester United’s Europa League clash against Zorya Luhansk this week.

Mkhitaryan, who suffered a thigh injury playing for Armenia earlier this month, has not featured since he was replaced at half-time during the 2-1 derby defeat to Manchester City on September 10.

The 27-year-old has missed United’s last four games but returned to training ahead of the 4-1 win over Leicester at Old Trafford on Saturday, but was not considered for the game.

However, he is in line to be part of Jose Mourinho’s squad for Zorya, currently second in Ukraine’s Premier League, when they visit Old Trafford on Thursday. United lost their first Europa League group game against Feyenoord and will be looking to get their campaign back on track.

Wayne Rooney is also expected to start for United, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw look set to miss out.

Shaw is recovering from a groin problem while Martial missed the win over Leicester after he suffered a head injury during the defeat to Watford.

Ibrahimovic was spotted in Milan on Monday with reports in Italy claiming the the 34-year-old has been granted a short holiday by Mourinho.

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