Erik ten Hag has entreated football government to stamp out the type of reckless tackle that left Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen sidelined for 3 months.
Eriksen suffered an ankle damage when he was stuck via an unsightly undertaking from Reading striker Andy Carroll for the duration of United’s FA Cup fourth spherical win on Saturday.
The 30-yr-antique Denmark superstar had performed a vital role for United in his first season on the club, making 31 appearances in all competitions.
But now United say Eriksen can be out until “overdue April or early May”, hampering Ten Hag’s hopes of a a hit end to the season.
Carroll averted a booking for the tackle in the 2d half, but the former Liverpool player nevertheless ended up being sent off after bookings for fouls on Tyrell Malacia and Casemiro.
“I am disillusioned approximately that,” Ten Hag stated of the dearth of a booking for Carroll’s project. “I suppose football has to set limits, restrictions, that you defend the players.
“I assume what football wants is the first-class players being available on the pitch.
“This tackle and the two tackles after, they don’t belong at the soccer pitch because it’s a excessive danger to injure your colleague, so I think it is worse. So, I am questioning approximately that.”
Ten Hag said it was now not the primary time he has observed gamers within the Premier League getting away with aggressive fouls.
“For instance, I am thinking extra in Crystal Palace whilst there’s an elbow on (Lisandro) Martinez and I do not even understand if it was a whistle for a loose-kick. But no person is meddling then,” Ten Hag stated ahead of Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final second leg in opposition to Nottingham Forest.
“I am wondering about such matters as it’s a risk of harm for the participant.”
United preserve a three-0 lead over Forest from the first leg however the League Cup isn’t their most effective precedence.
Qualifying for the Champions League through a top four end within the Premier League is the main purpose and Eriksen’s absence is a blow.
When Ten Hag turned into requested if United should replace Eriksen’s characteristics, he said: “I assume you can in no way fill that due to the fact every participant has his own characteristics, identification.
“Another participant will usually fill it in a distinctive manner but that does not mean you need to be much less successful.
“It’s pretty clear that Christian Eriksen brings pinnacle nice to our squad and in particular he has a few specifics that are difficult to replace.
“For instance, his impact within the final 1/3 with the very last ball.”Chelsea paid a Premier League report price of 121 million euros to sign Enzo Fernandez as Joao Cancelo made a marvel circulate to Bayern Munich and Jorginho joined Arsenal on a frantic transfer cut-off date day in Europe.
Premier League clubs have another time vastly outspent their rivals in a desperate scramble to strengthen their squads for the second one half of of the season.
Graham Potter’s struggling Chelsea went on a extraordinary spending spree in January, bringing in a seize of players such as Mykhaylo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, Noni Madueke and Joao Felix, who joined on mortgage from Atletico Madrid.
World Cup winner Fernandez, whose transfer turned into introduced by way of Portuguese club Benfica within the early hours of Wednesday, is Chelsea’s 8th signing of the January window.