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Manchester United dealt double injury blow with two international fixture withdrawals



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Manchester United have been dealt a double injury blow after it was decided that both Rasmus Højlund and Christian Eriksen must withdraw from the Denmark national team due to injury.

Rasmus Højlund and Christian Eriksen were substituted during Manchester United‘s 1-0 victory over Luton Town on Saturday, with both players struggling with injuries during the tie.

Erik ten Hag had to replace Eriksen with Mason Mount in the 41st minute after the midfielder slipped and hurt his knee, receiving treatment twice before eventually coming off.

Højlund was a victim of a second-half problem, going down multiple times with a hamstring issue before being substituted for Anthony Martial with around 15 minutes left to play.

Although Ten Hag initially explained that fans would have to wait a day or two before any news could be confirmed on their injuries, it has now been revealed that both players will withdraw from Denmark’s upcoming fixtures against Slovenia and Northern Ireland.

The club have since confirmed that Eriksen has a knee injury that is set to keep him out for around a month, while Hojlund suffered a muscle strain and it is hoped he will return before the end of November.

United have suffered from many injuries this season, with 16 players from the squad being unavailable at some point in the campaign already.

“You don’t want to miss any player,” said Ten Hag on Saturday. “That is our season at this moment – we have so many injuries. But, therefore, you have a squad. We have talked about it many times.

“But, of course, the routine levels are dropping down, the routine levels in the team, in the way of playing. But, hopefully, players are coming back and those new injuries are not too bad.”