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Erik ten Hag on Eriksen's return and the standard he wants from his Man Utd stars.

Eriksen is set to feature in Man United's Premier League clash against Everton on Saturday [GETTY]
Eriksen is set to feature in Man United's Premier League clash against Everton on Saturday [GETTY]

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag thought midfield ace Christian Eriksen would miss the rest of the season after sustaining an ankle injury in their FA Cup clash with Reading in January.

But the Dane is ahead of schedule and will return to the Man United squad for their Premier League tie against Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Despite Eriksen's early return, Ten Hag revealed that he is still disappointed at how Andy Carroll tackled the 31-year-old at the Theatre of Dreams a few months ago.

“I was so angry about that tackle,” said Ten Hag in his press conference on Friday.

“It was a really bad tackle and a bad injury. I thought we lost him for the whole season.

“He is ahead of schedule and we are very happy with that.”

As for Luke Shaw, who was substituted in United's 1-0 home win against Brentford on Wednesday night, Ten Hag said the England full-back won't be involved in the match against Everton.

United returned to winning ways after a month without a win in the league, however, Ten Hag has urged his Red Devils to be more consistent as they look to end the 2022-23 campaign on a high.

"You have to do it every game," the 51-year-old said. "The has to be the standard, you have to do it and that's the responsibility you have to deliver when playing for Manchester United. You have to be accountable.

"It's about demands. We have to make standards. It's about culture, you have to do it always. For a player who is at the top, competing for trophies, you have to do it always and be consistent.

"It's our job to bring that mentality"

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