Manchester United striker Rasmus Hojlund says he is worried that he may have sustained an injury playing for his country.
The 20-year-old missed the first 3 games of the season due to a back problem and, following an incident during Denmark’s 2-1 win over San Marino on Tuesday night, he says there’s a chance that the issue could resurface:
“I don’t know how my back is. You know how it is with adrenaline. Right now I feel good, but I don’t know how I will feel. People know that I’ve had back problems in the past, so it’s a frustrating situation.”
Hojlund was kneed in the lower back by a San Marino player, prompting the United star to accuse his opponents of deliberately trying to injure him.
An MRI scan has previously shown that the Dane has what is called a “stress response hotspot”; a weak point that San Marino may have looked to target. We shall have to wait and see whether Hojlund has suffered any ill-effects from the game.
At the moment, there is no indication that the forward will miss the Red Devils’ match against Sheffield United this weekend but it is one to keep an eye on.
United’s injury problems continue to mount
In addition to concerns about Hojlund, Sofyan Amrabat had to withdraw from international duty due to injury. The midfielder did not play for Morocco against Liberia on Tuesday.
He is the latest player added to a lengthy list of absentees ahead of United’s next league fixture.
Who else is currently on United’s treatment table?
Kobbie Mainoo (ankle), Lisandro Martinez (foot), Luke Shaw (muscular), Aaron Wan-Bissaska (hamstring) and Tyrell Malacia (knee) are not expected to be in action anytime soon. Amad Diallo has completed his rehab after a knee injury but still needs to regain match fitness.
Two players could, however, return this weekend, with Sergio Reguilon (hamstring) and Raphael Varane (knock) set to be available for the trip to Bramall Lane.