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Erik ten Hag set to make shock tactical change after Rasmus Hojlund injury that fans didn't see coming

Erik ten Hag set to make shock tactical change after Rasmus Hojlund injury that fans didn't see coming

A big change.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is set to make a major tactical change after the injury suffered by Rasmus Hojlund, according to a new report.

United confirmed on Friday that Hojlund had suffered a muscle injury that will rule him out for between two to three weeks.

The Dane will certainly miss Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash against Fulham, and most likely miss the Manchester derby against Manchester City on March 3.

The injury comes at the worst possible time for Hojlund, who has scored in each of his last six matches in all competitions for Ten Hag's side.

He has at times been United's only available natural striker, with Anthony Martial still recovering from injury.

And while Marcus Rashford has regularly played up front for United in the past, he has been used on the left side of attack under Ten Hag.

Still, many fans expected the England international to move into a central area for Fulham.

That, though, may not be the case, with The Athletic reporting that Rashford, Alejandro Garnacho and young forward Omari Forson have trained as a front three ahead of the Fulham fixture.

Either way, the anticipated selection of Forson shows that Ten Hag has placed his faith in yet another United academy graduate to play a role in the first team.

Should he make his first Premier League start, the 19-year-old will be following in the footsteps of Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo, who have both broken into the side on a regular basis in the last two seasons.

And with Martial still unavailable, a strong performance against Fulham could cement Forson as a key squad option for Ten Hag as United enter the critical period of their season.

Amad Diallo and Antony are also available to the Dutchman as United look to pick up another three points at Old Trafford.

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Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Premier League, Fulham, Manchester City, Marcus Rashford, Rasmus Hojlund