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Manchester United’s Christian Eriksen could miss Tottenham Hotspur reunion

Christian Eriksen was a free agent this summer and attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur (ESPN).

However, the Denmark international joined the Red Devils and has arguably been their most important player this season in midfield. The 30-year-old overcame a heart problem suffered during a Euro 2020 match for the Danes.

However, he has since shown that he has what it takes to play at the highest level once again. Spurs fans would have no hard feelings toward the former Brentford and Ajax Amsterdam star.

Tottenham Hotspur scouts were present at the Austria vs Denmark clash to look at Christian Eriksen.
Christian Eriksen has been sensational since his return to England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)

He continues to be an icon for the club and is generally well-liked by the Tottenham faithful. And that is why the clash between Spurs and the Red Devils carries that extra bit of sentiment this season – as it sees Eriksen return to play against Tottenham once again.

He did play for the Bees last season in a 0-0 draw at his team’s home ground, but given that it is Man United in question this time, the stakes around this game are automatically increased.

However, manager Erik ten Hag isn’t sure if his star midfielder will be able to feature at Old Trafford this Wednesday in an important PL clash between the two teams. Eriksen did not feature in the matchday squad for the Red Devils in their 0-0 draw against Newcastle United on Sunday due to illness (October 16).

Speaking after the full-time whistle, the Dutch manager admitted to Danish station Viaplay (h/t Evening Standard):

“I can’t tell [if he will face Spurs]. I know you’re from Denmark, and want to know, and I want to express he’s played fantastic, in this moment, for us. In our team, he really contributes to what we are at this moment. I don’t know if he will be available for Wednesday but I hope [so], of course.”

Ten Hag claims that he has belief in his squad to carry on playing at a good level without Eriksen, although he clarified that the Danish star’s absence is a big miss. Spurs cannot take United lightly either way.

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They are a team that would really challenge us for a top-four finish this season, which is why avoiding defeat in Manchester is the least we should be hoping for.

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