Rasmus Hojlund has not been ruled out of Manchester United’s Premier League game at Everton on Sunday, but Christian Eriksen will play no part.
United boss Erik ten Hag has issued an injury update on the Denmark pair, who missed out for their country during the international break.
Hojlund (muscle strain) and Eriksen (knee) both sustained injuries in United’s previous top-flight fixture, a 1-0 home win against Luton on November 11.
Ten Hag told United’s official website: “Christian will take a little bit longer. It will take some weeks until he will return.
“Rasmus Hojlund, not too bad. Everton will be a close finish, but we’re working on that.
“We’re not sure if he can make that but, hopefully, in the next week, he will return to the squad.”
Both players were withdrawn in the closing stages against Luton. United initially confirmed Eriksen would be out for a month, while Hojlund was hoping to return before the end of November.
Should Hojlund fail a fitness test before Sunday’s game at Everton, he could make a timely return to action in next Tuesday’s Champions’ League fixture against Galatasaray in Istanbul.
Fellow forward Marcus Rashford will miss that must-win group game through suspension following his red card in the recent defeat in Copenhagen.
United have confirmed that Ten Hag will serve a touchline ban at Everton this weekend having accumulated three yellow cards.