Jose Mourinho has provided an update on Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s injury that saw him stretchered off during his side’s 1-0 victory over Tottenham earlier this afternoon.
Mkhitaryan gave his side the lead with a thunderous finish, but his day ended in pain after a strong challenge from Danny Rose caused the Armenian to roll his ankle.
It appeared as though his run of good form was going to be cruelly derailed by injury, but Mourinho has revealed that he does not think the injury is a serious one, as the BBC report: “We don’t think it’s a serious injury. We don’t think maybe Henrikh can play for a week. I was afraid it was serious but looks like it’s not.”
Mourinho has opted not to choose Mkhitaryan for the bulk of this season so far, but the former Dortmund man has forced his way into The Special One’s thinking.
The United boss piled the praise on today’s match winner: “I am happy with that from Henrikh. I don’t care about individual trophies but for a player like him who spends working and working it means a lot. Not just the way he’s creating but his defensive participation in the team. He crossed the line to be a better player.”
This news will undoubtedly be music to the ears of the United faithful, who will have been fearing the worse when he left the field on a stretcher.