Erik ten Hag identifies two ‘valuable’ Man Utd stars who can boost Premier League top four charge
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 08
United are sat in fourth place ahead of their clash with Everton (Picture: Getty)

says the ‘valuable’ Christian Eriksen and will play a huge role in ’s bid to secure a top four finish.

United got back to winning ways

Their league form has been a concern however with that their first victory in four matches, with Newcastle United moving ahead of them into third with Tottenham just three points behind in fifth.

United have struggled without Brazil international Casemiro, in the goalless draw against Southampton.

will provide ten Hag with a major boost in midfield.

The Dane was sidelined in January after suffering an ankle injury in the FA Cup victory over Reading but is expected to be in the squad for Saturday’s clash with Everton.

Casemiro will sit out of the final match of his suspension at Old Trafford and will be available for next weekend’s meeting with Nottingham Forest with ten Hag confident their presence will lift the side.

Eriksen and Casemiro both closing in on returns (Picture: Getty)

‘It’s obvious and clear that two very valuable players (are coming back), especially so in midfield,’ ten Hag told a press conference on Friday.

‘We all know how important the midfield department is and what we have had to do in several games is find a new balance and that’s not so easy to find in this stage of the season.

‘Sometimes it’s also a little bit trial and error bringing new players in, bringing players in a different position so that’s what we did.

‘We have to make it a really successful season and we have a great squad now.

‘So I’m really positive to get a good final stage of the season and to get even more silverware.’

Eriksen started all but one of United’s league games prior to his injury and his return will provide a huge boost for the season run-in with his side also still challenging in the Europa League and FA Cup.


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