Eriksen appreciates value of fans' award
Christian Eriksen believes Manchester United's Player-of-the-Month award is important in building more connection with the club's supporters.
The fans get to vote for their winner from our shortlist each month and Eriksen followed fellow new recruit Lisandro Martinez in picking up the trophy this season.
It was just reward for a run of fine performances from the Denmark international, including a key role in the 3-1 truimph over Arsenal and a stand-out performance during the 2-0 victory away to Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League.
For the former Ajax, Tottenham, Internazionale and Brentford midfielder, the award is a great way for fans to get involved.
“I think September has been nice," he told club media at Carrington. "It’s been a good ride compared to, of course, the end of August, which was a bit tough result-wise. But I think, personally and club-wise, the results in September were good so September was a good month.
“I’m grateful and thankful for the people voting. I mean I wasn’t sure when I arrived about there being a Player of the Month every month. I think it’s the first club I’ve been at where you have that but, again, it means a connection with the fans and they feel part of it and I am pleased that they voted for me.”
Eriksen is set to take part in his first Manchester derby on Sunday, after continuing his brilliant form while representing Denmark in the UEFA Nations League.
The 30-year-old scored a beauty in the defeat to Croatia before producing a world-class display in the engine room, during a 2-0 victory over France.