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Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan has sent a public message of support to Everton’s Seamus Coleman.
Coleman broke his leg in two places in a horror challenge with Wales’ Neil Taylor during the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier in Dublin last weekend.
He is now recovering at home in Liverpool and could be out for eight months.
Mkhitaryan used the official United programme to send his best wishes ahead of tonight’s clash between the two sides at Old Trafford.
He said: “Yes, I have seen the injury to Coleman and I feel sorry for him.
“I wish him a very quick recovery. It was a very bad injury and, when I saw the footage of it, I felt very bad about it.
“I want to support him and tell him to stay strong and to come back as swiftly as he can.
“It is not nice to see but also it is football. Danger is a part of the game and you have to be ready for it, of course not that kind of injury as it is pretty rare, but that is football.
“He could not have thought that something would happen like this. It was a battle between him and the opponent and he got a very bad injury.”