Armenian player Henrikh Mkhitaryan won’t feature for his countryside during the international break and has stayed back at Manchester United to continue his recovery from a thigh injury.
The Armenian football federation received a letter from Manchester United doctor Steve McNally who explained Mkhitaryan hasn’t been able to train fully with the rest of his teammates because of his injury.
“Henrikh is undergoing rehabilitation from a thigh injury he sustained while on duty for Manchester United”…Dr Steve McNally wrote.
“He has made progress over the past week and has been involved in limited forms of training with the team but is still unable to train fully or play in a competitive match.
With regards to that, I would be grateful if he (henrikh) would be withdrawn from the Armenian national team for their upcoming world cup qualifying matches so he can continue his rehabilitation program here in Manchester”.
The Armenian football federation released a statement saying Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the world cup qualifying games against Romania and Poland.
Mkhitaryan last featured for Manchester United during their2-1defeat to bitter rivals Manchester city on September 10 but he resumed light training last week and is hoping to be among the players to feature against Liverpool on October 17.
Despite training ahead of United’s last Europa league match against Zorya Luhansk, manager Jose Mourinho insisted he won’t feature for the red devils that night.
Jose hinted that the Armenian could return to action against Stoke city last Sunday but Mkhitaryan was spotted at a restaurant in Manchester city while the rest of the squad prepared for the game.
Mkhitaryan took to twitter last week and wrote he was happy to return to training with the team and he’s on his way to getting fully fit.