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Man United Fans Impressed With Eriksen’s Cameo Despite Defeat to Atletico Madrid
- Joao Felix's second-half strike proved to be the difference between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid as Erik Ten Hag was handed his first taste of defeat in pre-season
- Despite the setback, fans of the club appreciated the efforts of the team, with new signing Eriksen winning the hearts of the supporters
- Man United will wrap up their preparations ahead of the new season when they lock horns against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, July 31
Supporters of Premier League club, Manchester United drew positives from their side's narrow defeat to Atletico Madrid in their penultimate pre-season game on Saturday, July 30.
The Red Devils have had fairly impressive pre-season preparations for the upcoming season, winning three, drawing one and losing a single game in six matches.
Although their most-recent preparatory game ended in a slim loss to La Liga giants Atletico Madrid, fans of the club singled out Christian Eriksen for praise.
The Danish playmaker made a cameo in United's loss to the Rojiblancos. He was a second-half substitute for Anthony Martial.
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His brief spell on the field proved positive however could not affect the destiny of the result despite providing his characteristic tailor-measured passes into the box.
After the game, fans of United took to social media to appreciate the attacking efforts of their new signing.
"Christian Eriksen is going to be a special player for us this season -- top quality footballer."
"You can see already Eriksen is going to walk straight into this starting XI."
Despite playing 21 minutes, @RedChronickle tagged Eriksen as the best player in the game against Atletico.
"He’s the best player on the pitch already.
@BryannoDantos rated one of his passes as the best of the entire game.
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"Best pass of the game with his third touch. Must start for me."
@crayonthis applauded Eriksen in spite of United's loss:
"Although Man Utd lost to Atm we played so exciting, malacia was pretty solid, Eriksen looked sleek!"
Eriksen handed No.14 jersey for 2022-23 campaign
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Christian Eriksen's squad number at Manchester United has been officially announced.
The Danish playmaker, who joined United after his short-term deal with Brentford came to an end this summer, became Erik Ten Hag's second signing of the transfer window.
Eriksen has been handed the No.14 jersey for the upcoming season after his first-choice shirt number was reportedly blocked by teammate Bruno Fernandes, who previously wore the No.18 shirt.