Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag lauded newcomer Christian Eriksen for his good performance in the Red Devils’ loss to Atletico Madrid in an interview with MUTV, as reported by Manchester Evening News.
Christian Eriksen joined Manchester United on a free transfer this summer after his contract with Brentford was not renewed. With a camera appearance off the bench, the Danish playmaker has had an incredible start to his Red Devils’ career.
Man United lost their pre-season friendly against Atletico Madrid to a solitary Joao Felix goal which put an end to their impressive pre-season displays ever since Erik ten Hag took over as the new manager.
Eriksen’s signing has slipped under the radar possibly due to the fact that it was a free transfer and also because it was followed in quick succession by the more talked about the signing of Lisandro Martinez from Ajax.
The 30-year-old playmaker really impressed during the second half of the season playing for Brentford. The Danish superstar recovered exceptionally well from the unfortunate cardiac arrest he suffered during the Euros.
Anyone who has seen Brentford play last season knows that Christian Eriksen really improved the team upon his arrival and was easily one of the best creative players in the league during the second half of the campaign.
Eriksen really impressed yesterday upon coming on against Atletico and Erik ten Hag seemed very happy about his performance
“We know what he is able to do. With our front men he’s able to give them in the right moment the right passes, then it’s about finishing”
There is a feeling that in the absence of Paul Pogba, Man United has lacked a creative midfielder who can put in passes of exceptional quality and Christian Eriksen could be the answer to those problems.