Christian Eriksen warns rivals Man Utd rise again under Erik ten Hag
Christian Eriksen warns Premier League rivals that Manchester United ‘rises’ again under new boss Erik ten Hag as he continues to shape his new team
- Christian Eriksen has warned their rivals that Manchester United is on the rise again
- The Danish midfielder was one of six new additions to boss Erik ten Hag
- The Red Devils are currently sixth in the Premier League after opening 11 games
- United have beaten both Liverpool and Arsenal in a draw against Chelsea
Christian Eriksen has warned Manchester United’s rivals that the club is ‘rising’ again under Erik ten Hag.
Eriksen was one of six new signings from Ten Hag after the Dutchman took over at Old Trafford this summer, and United have shown clear signs of improvement after a difficult start.
Ten Hag’s side are sixth in the Premier League after beating Liverpool and Arsenal before a draw at Chelsea last weekend, and will qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League if they lose to Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday night at Old Trafford. avoid at Old Trafford.
Christian Eriksen has warned Manchester United’s main rivals that the club is ‘rising’ again
United beat Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham and also drew against Chelsea
Eriksen feels a growing sense that United are becoming a force to be reckoned with under Ten Hag as the manager continues to form a new team.
When asked if he thinks there’s more to come, Eriksen replied, “Yes. I feel it, the players feel it and the fans feel it, I think you even believe it a little bit.
“I think you see the development in the games of how we play, there’s a bit of an upward trend. I think we’re starting to believe it.
Eriksen feels United is becoming a force to be reckoned with under boss Erik Ten Hag
“Obviously there are a lot of things we need to do better, things we can change, but I think overall we’re on the right track.
“I do think there is a little faith. I think we started to believe what we were doing on the pitch and many of the 1-0 wins gave us confidence that we could do well and gain momentum.
“He (Ten Hag) wants us to do things and we try to do what he wants, but on the pitch we have to make our own decisions. I think the qualities we have, when we finally get to know the basics, will be even better.’
However, Eriksen still accepts that United are a lot less than Manchester City after a 6-3 defeat in the Manchester derby at the Etihad earlier this month.
“I think they’ve played together for many years and had the same consistency for years,” he added.
“Like I said, a lot of new guys have come in. It’s up to us to show that consistency to be there, stay there and not get a lot of downs. We have to show our consistency before we can compare.’
The former playmaker of Inter Milan and Tottenham was a key figure for ten Hag this season
Some wondered if Eriksen would be a permanent fixture at United when he signed as a free agent in the summer after reviving his career at Brentford following a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.
But the former Inter Milan and Tottenham playmaker was a key figure for Ten Hag after United’s failure to sign Frenkie De Jong from Barcelona.
“I didn’t want to come here to sit on the couch, that was never my goal,” he said. “I’ve never been like a footballer, to go somewhere and relax on the couch, so I saw my quality as a player, yes.
“I think I’ve always played in a slightly different position. I’ve always started in one and moved around in the game. That is the case with every club.
“My thing is I like to be wherever the ball is and for me it doesn’t matter if I start as number 6, number 8 or number 10. It’s more how the game goes, how I can be involved. I don’t really have a preference.’