Christian Eriksen says ‘confidence is building’ at Man Utd despite 6-3 defeat to Man City
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 06
Christian Eriksen says confidence in the Manchester United camp remains high (Picture: Getty)

midfielder Christian Eriksen feels ‘confidence is building’ at the club despite Sunday’s 6-3 defeat to .

The 30-year-old Denmark international joined United this summer as a free agent, following a six-month spell at Premier League side Brentford.

Eriksen has registered three assists across his first nine games for the club in all competitions.

United’s first two games under new boss Erik ten Hag – who also arrived in the summer – ended in disaster, as they suffered embarrassing defeats to Brighton and Brentford.

Those results saw Ten Hag become the first manager to lose each of his first two games in charge of the club since John Chapman in November 1921.

But the Dutchman quickly turned things around, going on to win his next four – including impressive victories over Liverpool and Arsenal – before Sunday’s 6-3 loss to rivals City in the Manchester derby.

United have endured mixed fortunes in the Europa League, losing their first match at home to Real Sociedad before beating FC Sheriff on the road and speaking ahead of Thursday’s trip to Omonia, Eriksen said that confidence remains high.

‘The aim is to really keep going, keep doing what I’m doing,’ Eriksen told United’s channel on Wednesday.

‘As a team, I think it’s the same. Being as high as possible. Take away the first two games, then we start to look a lot better. The confidence is building.’

Eriksen also feels that United supporters ‘expect a lot of things’ but praised fans for their support.

‘The crowd has been amazing,’ he added. ‘It comes with the wins. I’ve been here as an away player a few times, it does feel different playing in a home shirt!

‘The atmosphere has been brilliant. Of course, they have been disappointed when it is going badly.

‘[But] they’ve been very pleased when it’s going well. They expect a lot of things from us players.’

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