Christian Eriksen: The extent of the injury Eriksen suffered during Manchester United’s win over Reading in the FA Cup fourth round would decide whether the Red Devils will try to sign a midfielder late in the January transfer window.
Christian Eriksen, who has been a key player for Manchester United in the ongoing campaign, sustained an injury after being on the receiving end of a tackle from Andy Carrol in the second half of the match. Eriksen was then replaced minutes later.
After the match, the Danish midfielder was spotted leaving Old Trafford on crutches following the ankle injury he sustained.
If the injury rules Christian Eriksen out for long, it will be a big blow for Manchester United, for whom he has been a pivotal player under Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United to wait on Christian Eriksen’s injury report before looking for another signing
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth suggested the Red Devils could look to make a signing late in the January transfer window after learning the extent of Christian Eriksen’s injury.
Sheth also said Manchester United are likely to look for a loan signing in case they decide to try to land a midfielder.
“Christian Eriksen went off on crutches when he left Old Trafford last night after the victory against Reading in the FA Cup,” Sheth told GIVEMESPORT.
“Depending on how serious that is would dictate whether United tries and go into the market for a loan. I think for a big, big signing, it looks very unlikely with only a couple of days to go.”
Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is one player Manchester United reportedly have an interest in. The Belgian international’s current contract with Leicester City is due to expire at the end of the 22/23 season.
Manchester United could look to strike a cut-price deal for Youri Tielemans with Leicester City in the finals 48 hours of the January transfer window. It remains to be seen what Manchester United decides in the final days of the January transfer window.
Meanwhile, Manchester United will face Nottingham Forest in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final in their next match. The Red Devils secured 3-0 in the first leg and are the favourites to progress to the final of the competition.