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Man United undergo Højlund, Eriksen damage blow in Luton win

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United are sweating on the health of Rasmus Højlund and Christian Eriksen after their slender 1-0 win over Luton City.

Højlund was substituted within the second-half with a hamstring drawback whereas Eriksen was compelled off within the first-half with a knee damage.

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It is extra dangerous information for supervisor Erik ten Hag, who’s already with out Casemiro, Lisandro Martínez, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia and Jonny Evans. Aaron Wan-Bissaka missed the win over Luton due to sickness whereas Jadon Sancho stays exiled from the primary staff due to a disciplinary situation.

“On this second I am unable to say something about it [Højlund’s injury] as a result of I do not know,” Ten Hag stated on Saturday.

“We do an evaluation however have to attend for twenty-four hours to see what the conclusion is. Give them, the medical [team], 24 hours to see what the issue is, if there’s a drawback.”

A size lay-off for Højlund, who has established himself as United’s first-choice centre ahead following his £72 million ($88m) transfer from Atalanta in the summertime, could be a selected blow forward of a tricky run of away video games in opposition to Everton, Galatasaray and Newcastle United after the worldwide break.

“You do not wish to lose any participant and it’s the similar for Christian Eriksen, however that is additionally our season, so many accidents,” Ten Hag added.

“So due to this fact you may have a squad. However we speak about it many instances, the routine ranges in your staff, in the best way of play. Hopefully the gamers are coming again and the brand new accidents are usually not too dangerous.”

Højlund continues to be ready for his first Premier League purpose and earlier than going off, the Denmark worldwide was responsible of lacking two golden probabilities in opposition to Luton both facet of half-time.

Marcus Rashford, who has scored only one purpose in all competitions this season, and Alejandro Garnacho each handed up good alternatives to make the ultimate outcomes extra snug.

“I do not suppose it’s significantly a confidence factor as a result of Rasmus Højlund scored 5 targets within the Champions League and he got here filled with confidence into this sport, it should come,” Ten Hag stated.

“Rashford scored 30 targets final season, clearly he is not scoring however there’ll come a day when he begins scoring once more. I feel the opposite offensive gamers, like Garnacho, are able to scoring targets.

“However what is sweet, we have already got 13 goalscorers in our staff and it expresses the best way we wish to play soccer, everyone seems to be attacking, everyone seems to be defending, and in addition defenders can rating targets.”

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