Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mkhitaryan Hands Europa Boost to Mourinho

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mkhitaryan Hands Europa Boost to Mourinho

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HENRIKH Mkhitaryan could return to the United side for tomorrow's Europa League tie with FC Rostov after he travelled with the squad to Russia.

However, Luke Shaw, Wayne Rooney and Bastian Schweinsteiger have all remained in England, while Eric Bailly is suspended for the first leg after he was sent off in the win over St Etienne last month.

Shaw made his first United start in over four months against Bournemouth on Saturday, while Rooney lined-up in the league for the first time since December 17.

Both were substituted in the second half as United. Shaw did appear to be limping at one stage during the first half but did not require treatment.

The Rostov pitch is in terrible condition and it is possible Mourinho does not want to risk any players carrying knocks. …

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