Fernandes: Eriksen makes my game easier

Wednesday 28 September 2022 15:00

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says the addition of Christian Eriksen has allowed him to become even more effective in matches.

The pair have both started in each of our opening six Premier League matches and appear to be forming the foundations of a fruitful relationship in the middle of the park of late, particularly during the four successive wins before the international break.

While Eriksen has often been seen dropping deep to collect the ball and dictate play from the base of United’s midfield in those victories, Fernandes has regularly been able to push forward and influence the game from dangerous attacking positions, around and inside the penalty area. 

The duo have thus formed an early chemistry together on the pitch and Fernandes took the time to speak about that relationship during his recent appearance in TeamViewer’s diary room, for a new episode of the ‘Player Diaries’ series.
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“It’s really good to play with Christian, he’s a player that can find the passes, find the pockets and obviously make my game easier because he finds me when I move between the lines. It’s something that’s not easy to do,” Bruno explains in the exclusive TeamViewer feature.

“I’m really happy to have him on the team because, as I’ve said before, he’s a quality player. He’s a player who’s showed in the past that he has really good qualities in the Premier League, in the Italian league, even for his national team.

“So, it’s always a pleasure to play with players like him.”
In the episode, the Portugal midfielder also discusses our start to the campaign in general, his first goal of the season, away to Southampton, Erik ten Hag and more. 

As well as speaking about Eriksen, Fernandes explains the impact that our summer additions, as a whole, have had at the club in the opening weeks of the new term.

“I think everyone has settled in very well, the new signings have been playing. So, when you play, it’s easier to get settled and you get that time to know your team-mates, the environment, the atmosphere and everything. That’s really important.

“But more than that, they’ve been really good on the pitch, they have had a good impact, a positive impact on the team and we are really happy for all of them.

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“Everyone is expecting loads and loads from them, and [we are] as team-mates too, but we are there to support them and we will do it," our no.8 adds.

“They have the same role as everyone else, but they will get time to connect with the team, connect with the fans, connect with the history of the club and obviously connect with what we have to do as a team.”