Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen “feeling well” after missing Carabao Cup final due to injury
Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen is “feeling well”, having missed the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle United due to an injury.
In January, the Denmark international sustained a knock and suffered an ankle injury in the FA Cup against Reading. Subsequently, the 31-year-old was ruled out of action until April.
The Red Devils took on the Magpies on Sunday (26 February) at Wembley Stadium. Eriksen was in attendance, with his left leg in a protective boot, as the Old Trafford side won 2-0.
Speaking to MUTV (h/t Manchester Evening News) after the final, the 31-year-old said that he no longer needed crutches. The Danish national will also get back on his feet soon.
“I am feeling well. It is always boring to be in a boot and to be on crutches, but I have left the crutches and am now only in a boot, and next week that should be gone then finally start learning to walk. But it feels good.”
Man United got their two goals in the first half. Casemiro broke the deadlock for the Red Devils at around the half-hour mark after a set-piece delivery from out wide by Luke Shaw found the Brazilian’s head.
Subsequently, Marcus Rashford was played in behind the opposition defence by Wout Weghorst. The England international’s attempted shot was deflected and found the back of the net. Sven Botman was awarded the own goal.
Eriksen signed for the Old Trafford side in the summer of 2022 as a free agent. The Danish national had previously spent the second half of the previous campaign at Brentford and had shone back in the Premier League.
The 31-year-old has put in some impressive displays in a red shirt. As a result, the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has surprised some with his performances alongside Casemiro in the engine room.
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However, in Eriksen’s absence, the likes of Fred and loan signing Marcel Sabitzer have done well. Hopefully, the Dane will be back soon towards the end of the campaign to help us achieve more success.