Christian Eriksen About His Best Role at Manchester United: Number 8 is more suitable! - Christian Eriksen has played many roles since his arrival at Manchester United. Interestingly, rather than the role of 'number 10', the Danish player admitted that he was more suited to the role of 'number 8' at United.

Eriksen immediately became an important part of Manchester United in the 2022/2023 season. Even though he just joined, Eriksen immediately secured a place in the starting xi United created by Erik ten Hag.

Eriksen has never been absent from the six games United have played in the Premier League. The 30-year-old has created one assist for United. However, his contribution is greater than just assists.

Eriksen gave many options for Erik ten Hag to develop tactics. Because, he can play for many roles. Let's see a more complete review of Eriksen's favorite role below

Convenient for Number 8 . Role

As quoted from Whoscored, Eriksen has played several different roles this season. Eriksen was tried for the number 10 role. This is the role that Eriksen usually plays with the Danish national team and at Inter Milan.

When United had a striker crisis, Ten Hag even played Eriksen as a 'false nine'. However, recently Ten Hag has got the best role for Eriksen, namely central midfielder or 'number 8'.

"In the last few games, I played as a number 8 and that suits me very well. It's good that we are also back on winning ways. That gives us more confidence," said Eriksen.

Eriksen did play deeper at United. He played alongside Scott McTominay as a central midfielder. Meanwhile, the role of 'number 10' is played by Bruno Fernandes. So far, the composition is going well.

Had Difficulties at the Beginning of the Season

Eriksen's journey with Manchester United was not entirely smooth. At the start of the season, they were in difficult conditions. United have lost two games in a row and Eriksen is yet to find the right role for him.

United suffered defeats to Brighton and Brentford. However, after that, United won over Liverpool. Since then, United and Eriksen's performances have tended to be stable and have achieved good results.

"In the early period of the season, we were still looking for form, I also took part for my own part. I played a lot of different positions in a short period. First, a small striker and played as a defensive midfielder," said Eriksen.

Source: Politicen via Mirror

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