Mkhitaryan, Jones in Man Utd squad to face Fenerbahce

Nov 3, 2016
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Phil Jones are in Manchester United squad for Fenerbache.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Phil Jones are in Manchester United squad to face Fenerbahce in Europa League.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been named in Manchester United’s 21-man squad for Thursday’s Europa League group game at Fenerbahce along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney, plus Phil Jones, who has just recovered from injury.

Mkhitaryan has struggled for game time under José Mourinho and has not featured since being taken off at half-time of the 2-1 derby loss to Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sep 10.

While that was the last of the Armenian’s five appearances, Jones has not featured since Jan 2 – due to ankle and knee injuries – when he was also replaced at the interval of a victory over Swansea City.

Mourinho has resisted the option of resting the out of form of Ibrahimovic, while Rooney is set to start due to the captain currently being out the manager’s first XI for the Premier League, which is of a greater priority.

United are second to Feyenoord in Group A, with each club on six points. Fenerbahce, who United beat 4-1 a fortnight ago in the reverse game, are third on four points, with Zorya Luhansk bottom, with one.