Popular pundit, Danny Murphy has come out to say that Christian Eriksen will struggle to make Manchester United’s starting XI if Erik ten Hag decides to play Bruno Fernandes from the off. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, the fact remains that MUFC will only play with one No.10, and if Bruno Fernandes gets the nod ahead of the ex-Brentford midfielder, it’ll be very hard to displace the Portuguese international.
Danny Murphy added that some people might prefer Eriksen to Fernandes, but his numbers do not suggest that he is at Fernandes’ level right now.
His words, “I think United are only going to play with one No.10. If you think you are going to get Eriksen and Fernandes in a midfield three and be able to compete with the best teams athletically and defensively, you have got no chance.”
“He (Eriksen) will play his fair share of games because you do not have the same XI every week. I think it is five substitutions this season as well, so there will be impacts off the bench.”
“But he is not going to play ahead of Fernandes. Some people might prefer him to Fernandes but his numbers do not suggest that he is at Fernandes’ level.”
Ten Hag added, “He’s an experienced player. He plays in countries abroad, in Italy, in Holland, a long time in England, so he knows the Premier League,”
“I think he is a magnificent football player and I think the fans will enjoy watching him, because he’s creative, he has ideas,”
“I think especially our strikers will also be happy because he’s the one who can involve them in the game.”
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