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Latest on Manchester United injury: Luke Shaw, Christian Eriksen, Alejandro Garnacho return dates ahead of Everton clash

Casemiro absence termed "big loss" for Manchester United after Newcastle United defeat.
Casemiro in action for Manchester United. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Manchester United will be looking to rejuvenate their season following their recent 1-0 victory over Brentford.

The Red Devils will next host relegation-threatened Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday. They recently closed a three-game losing streak in the Premier League when star forward Marcus Rashford scored in the 27th minute in Wednesday’s game. It was his 28th goal of the season.

However, not all was good for the Red Devils. England international Luke Shaw had to be forced off the game through an injury. 

With 16 wins out of 28 games this season, fans are buzzing on various sites about the possibility of the Red Devils qualifying for the Champions League despite injury problems being a significant blow to the team.

The team now has an injury crisis with some key players out for the game against Everton. There is no doubt that the injuries have been hampering United’s season. Many games were lost due to some crucial players missing games.

Here is a list of players out for the game.

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw of Manchester United.
Luke Shaw of Manchester United. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Luke Shaw, who had penned down a new deal this week, was injured before the halftime whistle. He was replaced by Tyrell Malacia in the 37th minute. He was taken off after injury to prevent any further damage and is a major doubt for the Everton game. However, a full report on the injury is yet to be revealed, so it is hard to predict his return date. 

Christian Eriksen 

Before the game against Brentford, it was rumored that midfielder Christian Eriksen is expected to return to full training. Since being injured in the FA Cup game against Reading in January, he has been out and could only watch the games from the stands. Manager Ten Haag confirmed the Danish midfielder returned to full training on Tuesday. 

While he is now fit, he may not feature in the game against Everton due to a lack of match sharpness. A return date of April 8 is a good guess.

Donny van de Beek 

Dutch midfielder Donny Van de Beek suffered a serious knee injury back in January. He is totally confirmed to be out for the rest of the season. The midfielder is also expected to be offloaded this summer, and he could return before the start of next season.

Alejandro Garnacho 

Talented youngster Alejandro Garnacho suffered an ankle injury in the draw against Southampton on March 12th. The Argentine was then seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches. It is still not known what the full extent of his injury is. We could see him back in action at the end of April or the start of May at the earliest.

Tom Heaton

Backup goalie Tom Heaton was injured in training last month before United’s FA Cup game against Fulham. He is expected to be out for a few more weeks, but we could see him back in training during the middle of April.


Erik ten Hag confident Manchester United will cope without Casemiro despite "huge impact".
Erik ten Hag confident Manchester United will cope without Casemiro despite “huge impact”. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

While not injured, Brazilian midfielder Casemiro has served three out of a four-game suspension for his red card action. So he will miss the game against Everton and will be back for the April 16 game against Nottingham Forrest.

Written by Thomas Hein

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