Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been handed an injury boost as summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan is fit to face Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League clash on 29 September. He moved to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund before the start of the 2016/17 season.

The 27-year-old picked up an injury while on international duty with Armenia on 31 August. However, he got his first league start in the Red Devils' 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in the derby clash at Old Trafford.

Mkhitaryan was replaced during the break and it was later confirmed he had aggravated his injury, which kept him out of action. According to the Manchester Evening News, the Armenian international is set to return for United's second Europa League clash of the campaign.

Mourinho saw his side suffer a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Feyenoord in the first Europa League fixture. That defeat was sandwiched between two league defeats against City and Watford.

However, United bounced back in the last two fixtures as they registered victories over Northampton Town (League Cup) and Leicester City in the Premier League. The Portuguese tactician will be keen on continuing his side's recent winning streak when they host the Ukrainian outfit at Old Trafford on Thursday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic started in his side's 4-1 victory over the Premier League winners. The same report claims that the former Swedish international is likely to miss the midweek European competition as he was spotted in Milan on Monday.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has made only one start in all competitions for Manchester United Getty

It is believed that the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager has handed Ibrahimovic a short holiday. In addition to this, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw are also set to miss the clash against Luhansk as they are unlikely to be fit for the Europa League tie.