Fresh update on Rasmus Højlund’s tentative Manchester United muscle injury
Rasmus Højlund had to pull out of Denmark’s latest international squad after the Manchester United player was substituted with a muscle problem two weeks ago.
Manchester United‘s last fixture, which took place before the international break, was a 1-0 win over Luton Town, courtesy of a Victor Lindelöf second-half finish.
The win saw Erik ten Hag‘s team collect 12 points over their last five Premier League games, which puts them as the most in-form team in the competition across that period, although the game also saw a sour note.
Both Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Højlund had to be pulled off due to injury and subsequently withdrew from the latest Danish national squad, leaving fans worried about the fitness of their squad considering that the side has 10 absentees.
Fortunately, a somewhat positive update has been shared relating to Højlund by X account INSIDERUTD1, which has often provided accurate information relating to Manchester United’s injury and team news.
Although original assessments had United worried that Højlund may be out until next month, the latest update brings news that the 20-year-old striker is back running after suffering an issue with a muscle in his leg.
Although it is still explained that the next set of rehabilitation needs to conclude over the next week before another assessment is made, the current steps taken are positive.
The news further describes that Eriksen is expected to be out for the next two or three weeks, while Marcus Rashford, who initially caused fears of injury after being substituted for England, is okay to play after suffering a bruised rib.
Finally, André Onana is said to be “hopefully okay”, but the injury he suffered while on international duty last week will need to be monitored over the next few days before any decision is made.
United will next travel to face Everton on Sunday afternoon, with the Goodison Park fixture due to kick off at 16:30 GMT in Liverpool.