Two Manchester United players, Rasmus Højlund and Christian Eriksen, are set to spend time on the sidelines due to injuries sustained during their recent game against Luton. In a statement released by the club, it was revealed that both players had been substituted during the match and would subsequently be withdrawn from the Denmark squad for their upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Slovenia and Northern Ireland.
Eriksen, who suffered a knee injury, is expected to be out for around a month, while Højlund has been diagnosed with a muscle strain. Manchester United hopes that Højlund will be able to return before the end of November, but his availability for the Premier League match against Everton on November 26 and the crucial Champions League game against Galatasaray on November 29 remains uncertain.
This news comes as a blow to Manchester United, who are already dealing with several injury concerns. Marcus Rashford is currently suspended for the Galatasaray match after receiving a red card in their last European outing against Copenhagen. Manager Erik ten Hag has faced a string of injuries throughout the season, with the likes of Casemiro, Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martínez, Tyrell Malacia, and Jonny Evans also on the casualty list.
Furthermore, there continues to be tension within the team as Jadon Sancho remains excluded from first-team action following a falling-out with Ten Hag.
The absence of Eriksen and Højlund will undoubtedly pose challenges for Manchester United, particularly with Eriksen set to miss six games if his recovery takes a month. However, the team will need to regroup and make the necessary adjustments to navigate these setbacks and maintain their competitive form.
As fans anxiously await updates on the recovery timeline for both players, it remains to be seen how Manchester United will cope with the mounting injury woes and the ongoing saga surrounding Sancho. Only time will tell if they can overcome these obstacles and continue their pursuit of success this season.
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