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Rasmus Højlund and Christian Eriksen Man United injury update from Erik ten Hag



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Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Højlund both had to be substituted through injury during Manchester United’s Old Trafford win over Luton Town on Saturday afternoon.

Victor Lindelöf scored the only goal as Manchester United defeated Luton Town 1-0 on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League, with Old Trafford seeing three points before the two-week international break begins.

Despite the win and clean sheet, Erik ten Hag had two injury blows, with Christian Eriksen having to be substituted in the first half due to a knee problem, while Rasmus Højlund struggled with a hamstring injury in the second half and had to be taken off.

The two Danish internationals have played significant roles in the squad of late, and Ten Hag provided the latest updates on both players after Saturday’s result.

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“In this moment, I can’t tell anything about it because I don’t know,” Ten Hag said at his press conference when asked about Højlund’s hamstring problem. “We do an assessment and we have to wait 24 hours for the conclusion. So we’ll give the medical team 24 hours to see what the problem is, if there is a problem.

“You don’t want to miss any player. There’s also Christian Eriksen. 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.”

Further asked about Eriksen, he said: “He slipped but it’s the same – we have to do the assessment, set the diagnosis, set the conclusion and then we’ll know where we are.”

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beIN Sports specifically asked if the pair would need to pull out of the latest Denmark squad, but Ten Hag remarked the same, saying more time was needed to assess both players.

“It could be, but I can’t give now a good assessment,” he said. “We have to wait and then see what the conclusion is.”

The Dutchman did, however, provide positive news about returnees after the international fixtures.

“I think so and we get one or two back,” said Ten Hag. “And, hopefully, it’s not too bad with Højlund and Eriksen.”