As if Manchester United’s injury list wasn’t long enough already, coach Erik ten Hag will have to do without another duo in the coming weeks. Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Höjlund have canceled their international trips with Denmark – and will also miss the Red Devils afterwards
In Casemiro, Luke Shaw, Jonny Evans, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia, many of Manchester United’s potential regulars have been missing through injury for some time, and now coach Erik ten Hag has to add two more absentees to the injury list. Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Höjlund not only canceled their international trip, but will also be missing for the Red Devils.
Eriksen had to be substituted after just 40 minutes of the 1-0 win over Luton Town, but ten Hag initially held out slight hope that the Dane would not face a lengthy absence. The English record champions then had to announce on Tuesday: Eriksen has suffered a knee injury and will miss “about a month. “
Point landing for Eriksen?
While Manchester United don’t play another competitive game until 26.11., there are still ten games in the tight schedule until the end of the year. Based on a rough estimate of one month, Eriksen is also likely to miss the potentially decisive Champions League second leg against FC Bayern Munich on matchday 6
Meanwhile, things are looking a little better for Eriksen’s compatriot Höjlund. The 20-year-old striker has suffered a muscle strain. United hope “that he will return before the end of November”.
Meanwhile, another international player, Diogo Dalot, returned early from the national team. In the case of the Portuguese, however, no injury is the decisive factor; the Red Devils write on their website of “personal reasons”.