Christian Eriksen to be back in around 10 days from injury for Manchester United
The Denmark international picked up an ankle ligament injury in January against Reading in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Andy Carroll’s challenge on the 31-year-old raised fears that he could miss the rest of the season.
Initially, tests carried out on Eriksen indicated that he would return to action at best by late April. Thankfully, the midfielder’s recovery has been smoother than expected.
The 31-year-old made his way to the Old Trafford side in the summer of 2022 as a free agent. Subsequently, the playmaker took a lot of people by surprise after putting in some exceptional performances in a red shirt.
Eriksen made a name for himself in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur. However, at the North London side, the Danish national mostly played in the number 10 role.
Having joined Inter Milan from Spurs, the midfielder found himself at Brentford for the second half of the previous campaign. With the Bees, the 31-year-old was impressive playing a bit deeper in the engine room.
Erik ten Hag has opted to use Eriksen in the number eight position most often alongside Casemiro. In the Danish national’s absence, the likes of Fred and January loan signing Marcel Sabitzer have deputised in his place.
However, the 31-year-old’s comeback will evidently be a big boost for Man United. We will face Newcastle United and Brentford next. However, the midfielder is expected to make the squad for the Everton fixture.
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But it remains to be seen whether the gaffer will put Eriksen straight into action or wait a bit. Hopefully, the Danish national will prove to be a valuable asset for the Old Trafford side in the business end of the season.