Sun. Sep 25th, 2022
MANCHESTER UNITED great Paul Scholes has hailed Christian Eriksen for his intelligence in midfield.

The Dane joined the Red Devils on a free transfer over the summer and has immediately become a fixture in Erik Ten Hag’s side.

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Christian Eriksen set up the third goal in Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Arsenal[/caption]

Eriksen, 30, has two assists in all competitions so far and has already been compared to former England international Scholes.

Asked what he wants to see in a player, Scholes, who made over 700 United appearances, told Gary Neville’s Overlap: “Intelligence, clever players with a brain.

“Yeah, [Eriksen is] brilliant. A perfect example of a player who plays with intelligence, plays with his brain.

“He is just a clever player. He knows where he is on the pitch and where other players are on the pitch.

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“You need to play on the half-turn, Eriksen does it all the time.

“They did it against Arsenal for [Marcus] Rashford’s goal. Eriksen was on the half-turn and so was [Bruno] Fernandes.”

The Dane was asked about comparisons to United legend Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Eriksen replied: “Of course, it is great to be compared to them, but you create your own ways and your own name


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“I was lucky that I managed to play against Paul Scholes.

“He was a good player, so I’m happy to be compared to him.”

Eriksen is currently with Denmark ahead of their Nations League fixtures against Croatia and France.

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