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Erik ten Hag sets updated Man United return date for Christian Eriksen

Erik ten Hag has offered an update on when Manchester United are expecting Christian Eriksen to return from injury. The Denmark international picked up an ankle injury following a tackle from Reading striker Andy Carroll. Three days later, the Red Devils confirmed the 31-year-old will be out of action until “late April or early May”. Eriksen’s setback saw Manchester United sign Marcel Sabitzer on loan from Bayern Munich on deadline day of the winter market.

Eriksen has been on the sidelines for almost two months due to Andy Caroll’s cynical tackle on him during United’s routine cup victory at Old Trafford. Although initial forecasts suggested the deep-lying playmaker could be missing out on the remainder of the season, he could soon return to the fold, as confirmed by Erik ten Hag.

After their 1-0 win over Real Betis, Ten Hag was quoted by Danish outlet TV2 saying that Eriksen could now be back earlier than that. He said: “It’s very positive. He has healed very quickly. "I don’t think he’s ready for Sunday [against Fulham in the FA Cup], but he’ll be ready in April. He’s coming back, and we’re happy about that. “He’s a class player that we need. I can’t wait for him to be back.” Eriksen’s potential return comes at a time when Casemiro is facing a domestic suspension, and Donny van de Beek is out injured. Marcel Sabitzer, the man brought in to account for Eriksen’s injury, has been struggling with a knock lately, but made his return in Betis on Thursday.

SOURCE: United In Focus

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