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Henrikh Mkhitaryan unsure of fitness ahead of Manchester derby

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has played in all four of Manchester United’s games so far this season.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he is “not sure yet” if he will be fit for the Manchester derby this weekend.

The midfielder, who made a £26m move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United in July, missed Armenia’s World Cup qualifier against Denmark on Sunday night with a thigh injury.

Mkhitaryan underwent a scan on the problem, which was sustained in an off-the-ball collision with Marek Suchy during the first half of Armenia’s friendly with Czech Republic last Wednesday, and was expected to be out for around 10 days.

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In a post on Instagram, he confirmed he is a major doubt for Saturday’s game against Manchester City, live on Sky Sports 1.

“I continue extensively my rehabilitation, but I’m not sure yet if I will be fit for the derby this weekend,” he said.

“I’m motivated as ever and plan to put all my energy to be in great shape as soon as possible… A simple devotion to what I love most – football!

“Thanks for sending me your love and support.”

Mkhitaryan has featured in all four of Manchester United’s games so far this season, all of which have resulted in victories.