Christian Eriksen has not made an appearance since the end of January after the Danish international sustained a serious ankle injury in an FA Cup game against Reading.
Eriksen was in stunning form prior to his injury and was only bettered by Kevin de Bruyne in the Premier League’s assist charts but he was dealt the heavy blow of at least three months on the sidelines.
Roughly six weeks on from that unfortunate injury, Erik ten Hag has now provided an update on Eriksen’s fitness, hinting that he could be making an appearance after the international break.
“I think he will play, definitely,” Ten Hag is quoted as saying on the official Manchester United website.
“But I can’t tell now an expectation, but I think his progress in the rehab is okay. It is going according to plan, so definitely we will see him. But not before the international break.”
Initial fears among supporters were that Eriksen would be ruled out for the remainder of the campaign but Ten Hag’s comments seem to hint that a return sooner rather than later could be on the agenda.
Eriksen was spotted celebrating the Carabao Cup triumph at Wembley last month and speaking then, he admitted that he was still in the early stages of his rehabilitation.
Following Eriksen’s injury, United acted quickly to sign a replacement as they confirmed the arrival of Marcel Sabitzer on loan just 24 hours after the extent of Eriksen’s injury was confirmed.
A return to the pitch before the end of the season would add some well-needed depth in the middle of the park for Ten Hag’s side.