Eriksen will be in the squad to face Everton at Old Trafford today, having missed the last 10 weeks with an ankle problem caused by a reckless Andy Carroll tackle from Reading side in an FA game. Cup. In the context that Casemiro will complete a 4-match ban after the confrontation with Everton, coach Ten Hag is enjoying the prospect of two key midfielders returning to the main kick when Man.United aims to consolidate its position in the top. 4 Premier League, and conquer the remaining 2 titles, FA Cup and Europa League.
“Obviously, they are two very valuable players for us,” emphasized coach Ten Hag. “We all know how important they are in midfield and in the last many games we have had to try to find a new balance but it has not been easy. We tried and tried but sometimes it didn’t work well. So these are the highly anticipated comebacks at this stage of the season. We are in the right position to compete for the Premier League top four, Europa League quarter-finals and FA Cup semi-finals. We won a trophy, so we have to turn it into a really successful season.”
|The midfielder has been training very well after being absent for the past 10 weeks.|
Without Eriksen since January 28, then Casemiro missed 7 domestic matches because of 2 direct red cards, Man.United also lost the ability to control the tempo of the game. Therefore, coach Ten Hag welcomes Eriksen’s return today, as the team needs to beat Everton to further consolidate their place in the top 4. A tight 1-0 victory over Brentford on Wednesday thanks to his 28th goal. Marcus Rashford in the season helped Man.United overcome Tottenham to rank 4th in the rankings, even 3 points ahead of the opponent even though there was still a match in hand. It can be said that the fate of the Champions League place is in the hands of Man.United.
“Christian is always calm when he has the ball and you can always find him,” added Ten Hag. “During the game, he had important movements and important passes, especially the last pass. It’s not without reason that I was furious about that lousy tackle. At first we were afraid we would lose him for the rest of the season, but thankfully he has made a very good recovery, and the medical department has done a great job as well.”