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Christian Eriksen discusses preferred Manchester United position and Bruno Fernandes affair

Can both playmakers be on the same team? (Photos: AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester United new boy Christian Eriksen says he is happy to take on the role Erik ten Hag has given him and is confident he will establish a good relationship with Bruno Fernandes.

The Dane is capable of playing in a variety of positions, mainly as a No.10 during his spell with Brentford last season, although he often played in a deep playmaking role or as a midfielder box-to-box.

There had been suggestions his arrival would come up against Fernandes, who already sits in the No.10 spot in the 4-2-3-1 formation, and could see Eriksen mainly used deeper or off the bench.

But Ten Hag also used a 4-3-3 formation which would allow the two creators to line up next to each other in front of a more defense-oriented keeper.

Eriksen himself foresees no problem playing alongside Fernandes, while he has suggested that his position in Ten Hag’s squad is not hugely important and that he will be looking to affect the game wherever he goes. line up on the field.

Asked if he enjoys playing in a deeper midfield role against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, Eriksen told MUTV: “Yeah. First of all I think you play where the manager wants you to play. you were playing!He takes out the team and then you try to go from there.

“Obviously in some games you come in different situations, the goal is always the same: to be involved as much as possible, whether it’s in 10s or 8s or wherever.”

Christian Eriksen discusses preferred Manchester United position and Bruno Fernandes affair
Eriksen made a brief appearance against Atletico Madrid on Saturday (Picture: Getty)

Asked specifically about playing alongside Fernandes, Eriksen continued: “I don’t see any problem playing with Bruno.”

“Before coming, I spoke to [Ten Hag] how he sees me as a player and where he sees me. He didn’t mention any players.

“Obviously he takes out the team and chooses who is going to start and then from there you adapt to who you play.

“I will be happy anywhere; I’ve always been like that. I try to adapt to the position in which I play.

United endured a difficult campaign last season, narrowly claiming a Europa League place and finishing 35 points behind eventual champions Manchester City; Eriksen, however, hopes to close the gap with City and Liverpool.

He added: “The goal will be to get as close to them as possible. They have proven over the past few years how much better they are than the rest, so it will be up to us to close the gap as soon as possible and see where it ends.

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