Christian Eriksen was back in Man Utd training for the first time since an ankle injury as the star goals return against Everton
MANCHESTER UNITED star Christian Eriksen has been spotted in training for the first time since suffering a serious ankle injury.
The midfielder picked up the problem in the 3-1 FA Cup fourth round win over Reading at the end of January.
Eriksen was on the receiver end of a poor tackle from Andy Carroll and was substituted after 57 minutes.
He suffered ligament damage to his ankle and was seen leaving Old Trafford with one foot in a protective boot.
After missing 25 games, Eriksen is now back in training with his teammates.
He has been in action alongside the likes of Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial.
The Dane also showed the camera with a thumbs up that he is fit and ready to go.
It’s unclear when he will be ready to play for the first-team again but he is hoping to be back in action for the weekend’s clash with Everton.
Erik ten Hag gave an update on his progress before his side beat Brentford 1-0 yesterday.
He said: “Not for tomorrow but he’s coming back to the pitch. He returned to team training today so now we have to see how quickly he can progress.”
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Man Utd will be keen to get Eriksen fit again with both him and the suspended Casemiro out.
Ten Hag added: “Two quality players. The midfield department, games are always decided in midfield, if you’re missing two quality players, it’s clear.
“But you have a squad, if you don’t have one you still have to win.”
Scott McTominay and Marcel Sabitzer have both played in the middle of the park, but both players’ futures are uncertain.
The Scot has been linked with a move to Newcastle.
Meanwhile, the Austrian’s loan expires at the end of the season.