Rasmus Hojlund and Christian Eriksen out of Denmark squad with injuries

Manchester United duo Rasmus Hojlund and Christian Eriksen have withdrawn from the Denmark squad with injuries.

The pair were injured and forced off during United’s 1-0 Premier League win over Luton Town on Saturday afternoon.

Midfielder Eriksen appeared to suffer a knee problem and came off on the stroke of half time, before Hojlund was replaced with 11 minutes remaining after going down holding the back of his right leg.

Denmark confirmed that neither player will now be available for the European Championship qualifiers with Slovenia and Northern Ireland.

Napoli’s Jesper Lindstrom and Jens Stryger Larsen of Trabzonspor have been called up in their places.

A statement read: “Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund have both been injured and unfortunately have to cancel the upcoming games.

“National coach Kasper Hjulmand has instead selected Jesper Lindstrom and Jens Stryger Larsen for the decisive qualifying matches. A very good recovery for the United duo and a big welcome to the squad for Jobbe and Stryger.”

Hojlund missed the opening month of the season following his summer move from Atalanta due to a back injury, but has started his side’s last eight Premier League matches, in addition to all four of United’s Champions League group stage fixtures, scoring five goals.

Eriksen has made 15 appearances in all competitions for United this season after missing two months of the 2022-23 campaign with an ankle injury.

United are already contending with a number of injury concerns, with Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, Jonny Evans and Amad Diallo all sidelined.

“The problem is any player (being injured) but this is also our season, so many injuries so therefore you have a squad,” Ten Hag said. “Hopefully the players are coming back.”

Following November’s international break, United return to action against Everton on November 26.



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