Jan 31, 2023 at 1:32 PMUpdate: 3 minutes ago
Trainer Erik ten Hag cannot rely on Christian Eriksen at Manchester United for the time being. The Dane is expected to be out of circulation for about three months due to an ankle injury, the English top club reports on Tuesday.
The initial diagnosis shows that 30-year-old Eriksen will probably be out of action until late April or early May. The midfielder is still under investigation.
Eriksen was injured last Saturday in the fourth round of the FA Cup match with Reading (3-1 win), in which Wout Weghorst scored his first goal for United. He was sent off early in the second half after a foul by Reading striker Andy Carroll and left Old Trafford on crutches.
Eriksen’s injury is a major setback for Manchester United. The playmaker is a fixed value under Ten Hag. This season he played a total of 31 official matches, in which he scored twice.
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‘Practically impossible to find a replacement’
“He is disappointed and of course I am too,” Ten Hag said at Sky Sports about Eriksen’s injury. “But in top football this can happen and we have to deal with it.”
The Dutch coach realizes that it is difficult to find a replacement for Eriksen. “You can’t make a policy on such serious injuries, so it is practically impossible to find a replacement on the last day of the transfer window. But we are good in midfield and have players who can take over his position.”
Eriksen made the switch from Brentford to Manchester United on a free transfer last summer. He made his first playing minutes at Brentford in February since he suffered a cardiac arrest at the 2021 European Championship.
Manchester United will continue the season at Old Trafford on Wednesday with the return against Nottingham Forest in the semi-finals of the League Cup. Ten Hag’s team won the first leg 0-3. In the Premier League, ‘The Red Devils’ are fourth.
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