Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is fit to face Sunderland on the Boxing Day. Mkhitaryan was injured against Tottenham Hotspur and didn’t feature in the last two matches. He scored the only goal against Spurs but later limped off after suffering an injury.
Mkhitaryan had only returned to form recently since being frozen out by Jose Mourinho for a long time. He has played only three matches after returning from injury and had been pretty impressive. Jose Mourinho would be very happy to have his most important player back as Manchester United have a very tough fixture ahead.
Mourinho said, “It’s good to have everyone available apart from Luke Shaw, who is not far [away],”
He also confirmed Eric Bailly, who picked up an injury against Crystal Palace, is fit and ready for some first team action. In the central defender position, we now have all of them.
“Chris Smalling is back, Eric Bailly is back, Marcos Rojo is fine, Daley Blind is fine, so it’s a position where it’s very important to have some stability in the options.
“We were in a difficult position a couple of months ago but now we are safe.
We know that Bailly is going to the African Cup [of Nations] in January, but for the next three matches, we have them.”