Christian Eriksen: Man Utd midfielder set for three months out after injuring ankle in FA Cup tie with Reading | Football News

Christian Eriksen is said to be out of action until April, after being forced to leave Manchester United’s win over Reading.

The midfielder, who was tackled by Andy Carroll, left Old Trafford in tatters after Saturday’s 3-1 win and now looks set to miss out on much of United’s run.

“While investigations are ongoing, the first assessment shows that Eriksen will likely be out until the end of April or early May,” Man Utd announced on its official website.

The 30-year-old has been key for Man United coach Erik ten Hag this season, with seven assists and one goal in 19 Premier League appearances.

Ten Hag: Fred and Casemiro are a good partnership – but we will miss Eriksen’s quality in the final third

Eriksen has been one of Man Utd’s top creators this season

Speaking at a press conference ahead of United’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Nottingham Forest, Ten Hag explained that he has options to cover Eriksen’s absence – but admitted that the Dane’s talent is difficult to find. change attack sites.

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“He was disappointed and we were disappointed, but it happens in high-level football, you have to deal with it,” said Ten Hag.

“We have midfielders, good players, who can fill the position. Each player has his own characteristics and his own identity. Eriksen brings to our team high quality, and some characteristics are difficult to replace, for example His quality is the third last.”

Fred looks set to deputize for Eriksen in midfield

When asked about Fred playing a key role as United look for Eriksen’s replacement, Ten Hag said: “Fred plays with Casemiro in Brazil, that’s not the worst team in the world!

“They have a lot of choices to make but they prefer to play together. Fred can add a lot to the team, he has a lot of talent, and I think Casemiro and Fred are good partners.”

Carragher: Slap but Man Utd still in 4th place

Manchester United's Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring against Burnley
Eriksen is set to miss at least three months of the season

Reacting to the news, Sky Sports Pundit Jamie Carragher says Eriksen will be missed by United, given the impact he has had in the middle of the park for them, but suggests they have the cover to continue the momentum that has pushed them to the Champions League.

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“It’s a big blow because the midfield has been the biggest change for Man Utd this season, with Casemiro in, Eriksen next to him and Bruno Fernandes in front,” said Carragher. “Fred and Scott McTominay have been criticized a lot in the last two years. A lot of that has been difficult. Fred along with Casemiro – you’re talking about the Brazilian midfield.

“But Man Utd aren’t going to win the league, I don’t think they’re going to get out of the top four, so it won’t affect them as much in terms of where they finish this season, there’s something huge. the difference between them, Arsenal and Man City [and the rest]”

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Carroll’s handling of the photos

Andy Carroll fails to challenge Christian Eriksen during Manchester United's FA Cup tie against Reading
Carroll fell on Eriksen

Man Utd's Christian Eriksen was injured after a tackle by Reading's Andy Carroll.
Carroll makes contact with the left foot

Christian Eriksen stuck to his leg after being brought down by Andy Carroll
Eriksen left with a sprained ankle

Man Utd matches until the end of April

Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest – Carabao Cup, February 1 – live Sky Sports

Man Utd vs Crystal Palace – Premier League, February 4

Man Utd vs Leeds – Premier League, February 8

Leeds vs Man Utd – Premier League, February 12 – live Sky Sports

Barcelona vs Man Utd – Europa League, February 16

Man Utd vs Leicester – Premier League, February 19 – live Sky Sports

Man Utd vs Barcelona – Europa League, February 23

Man Utd vs Brentford – Premier League, February 26

Man Utd vs West Ham – FA Cup, March 1

Liverpool vs Man Utd – Premier League, March 5

Man Utd vs Southampton – Premier League, March 11

Brighton vs Man Utd – Premier League, March 19

Newcastle vs Man Utd – Premier League, April 1

Man Utd vs Everton – Premier League, April 8

Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd – Premier League, April 15

Man Utd vs Chelsea – Premier League, April 22

Tottenham vs Man Utd – Premier League, April 25

Man Utd vs Aston Villa – Premier League, April 29


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