Henrikh Mkhitaryan sends a message to Manchester United fans after injury scare

by Leo Nieboer

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has sent a message to supporters after picking up a hamstring injury during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Saint Etienne in the Europa League.

The Armenian latched on to a sublime Juan Mata cross to poke home the game’s only goal after 15 minutes but limped off with a hamstring strain just ten minutes later.

Jose Mourinho confirmed at full time that Mkhitaryan – alongside Michael Carrick, who picked up a knock to the calf – would not feature in the League Cup final on Sunday.

The 27-year-old took to social media after the game, claiming that he had his “fingers crossed” for a speedy recovery.

Man United fans will hope that Mkhitaryan’s early exit was of a strictly precautionary nature, but with Mourinho already ruling the Armenian out of the contest with Southampton one suspects that a frustrating spell on the sidelines could follow.

This was, after all, a hamstring injury – probably one of the more sinister injuries a footballer can receive, with recovery bound to be a lengthy process and relapses more than likely. Mkhitaryan may have his fingers crossed, but given Mourinho will take no chances when it comes to re-integrating the 28-year-old upon his return to full fitness.

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