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Manchester United handed big injury boost ahead of derby


Marouane Fellaini set to be declared fit

Manchester United are set to receive a massive injury boost ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend, with Marouane Fellaini set to be declared fit to play.

After an impressive start to the season for the midfielder, he was feared to be set to miss the derby due to a back injury.

He missed Belgium’s 2-0 defeat to Spain on Thursday. However, ahead of their fixture against Cyprus tomorrow night, Fellaini is set to train with his national squad.

And reports in Belgium say Fellaini felt no hinderance in his back and trained fully.

However, Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be missing for United after suffering a thigh injury playing for Armenia against the Czech Republic.

A statement released by the Armenian FA said: “As reported, senior national team captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan received an injury against Czech Republic and as a result was unable to continue the match.

“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.”


By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10

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