Christian Eriksen is set to make his return from injury in April.
Suddenly, Manchester United’s squad is looking light in the middle of the park. A Casemiro ban, added to longer-term injuries in the form of Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen, has made it tough. That’s before Scott McTominay’s latest issue.
Marcel Sabitzer and Fred are the only fit, senior central midfielders right now. No doubt Erik ten Hag is worried about depth in that position, though the upcoming international break could give players an extra fortnight to get back.
Eriksen’s problem came due to a reckless Andy Carroll tackle, leaving the Dane sidelined for multiple months.
The early word on the street was that he’d be back before the end of the season. Now, Erik ten Hag has confirmed that the United star will return from injury at ‘some point’ in April.
“Yes, some point in April, he will be back,” the manager told ManUtd.com. “He is doing really well, really good in his rehab.
“The progress is very good and we have to see how that develops in the coming weeks.”
There has still been no firm timeframe placed on Eriksen’s return, though behind the scenes, you’d imagine that Ten Hag has a better idea.
The other thing with the longer-term injuries is that it takes these players more time to get up to speed. Eriksen may be back in training in a few weeks let’s say, though he’ll probably need a few more weeks before he’s ready to get back out on the field in a competitive fixture at the business end of the season.
Either way, it’s vital that Eriksen is back and ready to go come to the end of the term. We’re certainly going to need him for those big fixtures in both the cups and the Premier League.
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