Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is reportedly out for ten days after aggravating a thigh injury during the Manchester derby. The Armenian, who made his full debut in United's 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford, had only just recovered from an injury he picked up while on international duty – but is now poised to miss the Reds' next three games.
Mkhitaryan, 27, is likely to be sidelined for United's Europa League group game away to Feyenoord, their Premier League match against Watford and the EFL Cup game away to Northampton Town.
Mkhitaryan endured a miserable game against Manchester City and was substituted at half-time.
His replacement, Marcus Rashford, was one of United's better players during an improved display after the break. The youngster is set to be handed his first start of the season for the Feyenoord match.
By contrast, Mkhitaryan's abject performance in the Manchester derby drew criticism from United's manager Jose Mourinho. "I made a couple of decisions [with the starting line-up] because I thought the individual qualities of certain players would give me what I wanted. But I didn't get it," the United boss said, according to The Guardian.
"I think some of the boys felt the dimension of the game. Everything around the game – the derby, the big game, Man United, Man City, the focus, the attention. Some of the guys, they felt it."