United's Mkhitaryan a fitness doubt for Manchester derby

Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan might miss the derby against Man City after being ruled out for seven to 10 days with a thigh injury sustained on international duty.

Henrikh-Mkhitaryan

Manchester United and Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a major doubt for next weekend's derby against Manchester City after being ruled out for between seven and 10 days with a thigh injury sustained on international duty.

The midfielder was hurt in a clash with Marek Suchy during a friendly against Czech Republic on Wednesday, with his side going on to lose the game 3-0.

A statement released by the Armenian FA revealed Mkhitaryan will play no part in its World Cup qualifier against Denmark.

"As reported, senior national team captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan received an injury against Czech Republic and as a result was unable to continue the match," the statement said.

"Mkhitaryan has had a medical examination in a clinic in Mlada Boleslav. Unfortunately, the results are not encouraging. Mkhitaryan was found to have an injury in the lower third of the left thigh muscle.

"Such injuries usually require a week to 10 days to heal, which means that Mkhitaryan will miss the Denmark-Armenia match on September 4."

Mkhitaryan signed for United from Borussia Dortmund during the transfer window but is yet to start a Premier League game for Jose Mourinho's side.

City will also be without one of their big names for the derby on September 10, as striker Sergio Aguero has been given a three-match ban for elbowing West Ham defender Winston Reid.