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Christian Eriksen provides positive injury update after Carabao Cup success

Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen provided a positive injury update following the club’s Carabao Cup final win over Newcastle United on Sunday.

The Dane picked up a long-term ankle injury after a horrendous challenge from Reading’s Andy Carroll last month and he may not return to action until late April.

However, the 31-year-old will be hoping to make an earlier comeback and speaking to MUTV yesterday, he revealed that he is ‘feeling well’ in his recovery process.

He said via M.E.N: “I am feeling well. It is always boring to be in a boot and to be on crutches, but I have left the crutches and am now only in a boot, and next week that should be gone then finally start learning to walk. But it feels good.”

“It’s been nice. Obviously, you want to play. Watching from the stands is more nerve racking than actually playing, but I kept my calm, and it is nice to see how happy they are. I am just happy that we won the game.”

Eriksen could be involved in the final weeks of the season

Eriksen has been a brilliant acquisition for the Red Devils. He joined the club on a free transfer last summer and cemented the number eight position before his injury.

The Dane made an impressive 11 goal contributions from 31 games. In his absence, Fred and Marcel Sabitzer have fared well but neither have provided the same creativity.

Hence, manager Erik ten Hag will be hoping that Eriksen will be available for the final weeks of the campaign where the club could still be competing for three trophies.

The club ended their six-year trophy drought yesterday by lifting the Carabao Cup and they still have a realistic chance of a winning an unprecedented quadruple this term.

With the huge fixture pile-up due to the winter World Cup, United could well end up playing until the middle of June if they go all the way in the FA Cup and Europa League.

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