Rasmus Hojlund and Christian Eriksen have been forced to withdraw from Denmark’s squad due to injuries sustained in a hard-fought 1-0 Premier League victory over Luton Town at Old Trafford. Hojlund, the club’s high-profile summer signing for £72 million, had a hamstring injury, while Eriksen suffered a knee injury.
These injuries deepen Manchester United’s injury troubles, which already include key players such as Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Casemiro, Tyrell Malacia, Jonny Evans, and Amad Diallo. The absence of Jadon Sancho owing to a disciplinary issue, as well as Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who missed the Saturday game due to illness after only recently recovering from injury, adds to the team’s difficulties.
The unexpected injury to Hojlund causes worry for manager Erik ten Hag, especially with important games coming up. The Red Devils will play Galatasaray in an important Champions League match, followed by difficult matches against Newcastle, Chelsea, and a vital trip to Liverpool on December 17.
With Manchester United officially out of touch for a top-four finish, the next few weeks will be crucial not only for their season, but also for Erik ten Hag’s term as manager.
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