Manchester United’s injury woes continue: Ten Hag rules Hojlund out of Forest clash
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has made the decision to exclude Rasmus Hojlund from Saturday’s game against Nottingham Forest, effectively ruling out the young player’s highly anticipated Premier League debut. Hojlund, who recently joined Manchester United during the summer transfer window from Atalanta, has unfortunately been battling back issues which have prevented him from featuring in a United shirt thus far.
During a press conference prior to the match, ten Hag confirmed that Hojlund would not be available for selection. However, he expressed optimism for the player’s future involvement, stating, “Today was the first time he joined team training, so I expect him to have a full week of training next week. He’s very close to being able to make the squad.”
The manager also took the opportunity to address other injuries affecting the squad. It was revealed that Luke Shaw is expected to be out of action for a significant period of time due to a muscle injury, while Mason Mount will be sidelined until after the upcoming international break. Regarding these setbacks, ten Hag expressed confidence in the squad’s ability to cope, stating, “Luke’s recovery is projected to take longer than Mason’s. Additionally, it will be a few weeks before Tyrell returns. However, we have suitable solutions within our squad to manage these absences. While it is unfortunate to encounter such circumstances, we must be prepared to adapt.”
It is evident that Manchester United will face challenges in their upcoming fixtures due to these injuries. The team’s depth and resilience will be tested, but ten Hag remains hopeful that they can navigate through this period successfully.