Christian Eriksen resumes playing after recovering from an injury. The midfielder ankle injury appears to be healing quickly after Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said the midfielder will resume team practice on Tuesday.
After a successful brief stint at Wednesday’s opponents Brentford, the 31-year-old moved to Old Trafford in the summer on a free transfer. Since then, he has established himself as a key player.
Prior to being injured in January’s FA Cup fourth-round match against Reading, Eriksen had made 31 appearances and was practically a constant.
United made a loan transfer for Marcel Sabitzer, a midfielder for Bayern Munich, on the final day of the transfer window because they anticipated being without the Denmark international until late April or early May.
Eriksen, however, has made remarkable progress and looks to be making an early return to action.
He is returning to the field but is not (available) for Wednesday, according to United manager Ten Hag.
He will resume team training on Tuesday, so it will be interesting to see how quickly he advances.
Christian Eriksen is back on Field
Both Eriksen and Casemiro, a fellow summer acquisition who will play the third game of a four-game suspension when Brentford visits on Wednesday.
Two top-notch athletes, Ten Hag said. “As you well know, the midfield is where games are always decided.
“So, it’s obvious when you’re missing two quality players, but you have a squad, and even without them, you still have to win,” said the coach.
After losing 2-0 to Newcastle on Sunday and Tottenham earning a point at Everton on Monday, United has only won three of their last nine Premier League games and has dropped to fifth.
Since defeating Eddie Howe’s Magpies to win the Carabao Cup in late February, they haven’t won a match in the top division, but Ten Hag played down suggestions that his team was suffering from a post-Wembley hangover.
“We played Southampton for 60 minutes with 10 men,” he claimed. “We defeated Premier League opponent Fulham in the FA Cup.
“No worries. Newcastle is a Premier League opponent, and we defeated them in the Carabao Cup. We are confident in our ability to defeat Premier League opponents.