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Man United fans want Andy Carroll 'investigated' after injuring Christian Eriksen, they're furious

Nasir Jabbar

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Man United fans want Andy Carroll 'investigated' after injuring Christian Eriksen, they're furious

Manchester United fans are furious with Andy Carroll for injuring Christian Eriksen and want him 'investigated' by the FA.

The Red Devils booked their spot in the next round of the FA Cup after beating Championship side Reading 3-1 last weekend.

But the victory came at a price as Erik ten Hag lost star midfielder Eriksen until 'late April or early May' through injury.

A club statement reads: "[He] is expected to be out of action for an extended period.

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"There is hope that Christian can return in time to play a role in the final stages of the season.

"While investigations are continuing, initial assessments indicate that Eriksen is likely to be out until late April or early May."

Andy Carroll tackles Christian Eriksen during Manchester United vs. Reading. Image: Alamy
Andy Carroll tackles Christian Eriksen during Manchester United vs. Reading. Image: Alamy

Following the severity of the Dane's injury, Man United fans want retrospective punishment handed out to the former Liverpool and Newcastle United striker.

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One Twitter user wrote: "A reminder of Andy Carroll's tackles against #mufc midfielders last week... This MUST be investigated by the FA."

A second tweeted: "Andy Carroll didn’t even get booked."

A third added: "Andy Carroll ruined our season."

A fourth said: "Honestly don’t understand what Carroll was playing at in that game. One to ridiculous tackle after the other."

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Another commented: "I was at the game and Carroll was going in way too hard a few times before and the ref did nothing so annoying."

Carroll wasn't booked for his challenge on Eriksen, but went onto pick up two cautions, resulting in a red card.

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Speaking ahead of his side's EFL Cup clash against Nottingham Forest, Ten Hag said he's 'disappointed' about Eriksen's injury, but insists they have players to fill the gap.

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"Of course, he's disappointed," he said. "We're disappointed, but it happens in top football and you have to deal with it. I think you can never fill that gap, because every player has his own characteristics and identification.

"Another player will always fill in in a different way, but it doesn't mean you have to be less successful.

"It's quite clear Christian brings top quality to our squad and he has some specifics that are hard to replace, such as his impacts in the final third with his final ball."

However, United were able to bolster their midfield ranks on the final day of the trsnsfer window with the addition of Bayern Munich's Marcel Sabitzer on a loan until the end of the season.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Andy Carroll, Christian Eriksen, Football, Manchester United

Nasir Jabbar
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