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Eriksen back to training but ten Hag insists United need t win without him

Christian Eriksen’s return from injury is expected to provide a timely boost for Manchester United, but he will not be available for their upcoming match against Brentford

According to manager Erik ten Hag, Christian Eriksen will begin full training with Manchester United on Tuesday. Eriksen has been out with an ankle injury since January but is optimistic about playing before the season ends.

Even though Christian Eriksen will not be able to play against his former club Brentford on Wednesday due to his recent return to full training. He could soon make his return to the field.

“He’s not ready for tomorrow. But he’s returning to the pitch and into team training today.So, we now have to see how quickly he can make progress,” Ten Hag said at a press conference.

Ten Hag talks about ‘quality players’ Casemiro and Eriksen

The absence of Eriksen in midfield is causing more issues due to Casemiro’s suspension. The Brazilian player received a red card in the match against Southampton and was subsequently suspended for four matches. This includes the upcoming midweek game and Saturday’s match against Everton.

Ten Hag acknowledges that the absence of two key players can affect the team’s performance, but he urges the rest of the squad to step up and emphasized the importance of winning.

“They are two quality players. In the midfield department, games will be decided. When you miss two quality players, it’s a clear [impact], but you have a squad and, when you don’t have them, you still have to win,” he added.

Following their EFL Cup victory in February, Manchester United have experienced a poor run of form in the Premier League, suffering a 7-0 defeat against Liverpool, a 2-0 loss against Newcastle, and a draw against Southampton. These results have caused them to drop to fifth place, with Tottenham’s draw against Everton on Monday adding to their woes.

United are level on points with both Newcastle and Spurs, but they have two games in hand over the latter. Despite this, the team’s poor form in the league since winning the EFL Cup in February is worrisome.

However, Ten Hag has a different perspective and believes that the team is capable of getting results against Premier League opponents, as demonstrated by their FA Cup quarter-final victory over Fulham.

“We played 60 minutes against Southampton with 10 men we beat Fulham, that’s a Premier League opponent. United beat Newcastle in the Carabao Cup, a Premier League opponent, so there’s no concern. we know we can beat Premier League teams,” he concluded.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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