Sancho: Eriksen a master at the final pass

Friday 16 September 2022 11:12

Jadon Sancho says the Manchester United squad are delighted to be playing alongside summer arrival Christian Eriksen.

The Dane has been a renowned Premier League performer for years now, first with Tottenham Hotspur and latterly with Brentford.
But despite the 30-year-old's extensive portfolio in this country, some onlookers have been caught off guard by just how beautifully he has taken to life at the heart of United's midfield.
Eriksen was central again in Thursday night's 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League, and was named Man of the Match after winning the fan poll in the official United App.
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And Sancho – who received an assist from Christian for our opening goal – was more than happy to join the chorus of praise for his team-mate.
“Christian has many qualities. I think all of us know that,” said the winger. 
“You can see that when he plays week in and week out. He is very comfortable on the ball and he’s got the composure to put in the final pass. 
“We are delighted to have him here.”
During MUTV's live coverage on the game, former United defenders Wes Brown and Danny Simpson even compared Eriksen to one of the club's midfield greats, Paul Scholes.
And the 'Ginger Prince' himself was full of kind words when he spoke to Premier League Productions about the Denmark international last week.
“Forwards know when the ball’s coming – they know they’ve got a midfield player who is thinking about them even before the ball comes,” said Scholes. 
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“They know he’s watching, he’s looking all the time. He’s always scanning the pitch and he’s only thinking about going forward. 
“I can’t tell you how important that is as a no.10 and as a wide player because, if you don’t have that, your movement's a waste of time.
“You see Bruno, who’s so clever at getting in those spaces behind the [opposition] midfield and in front of the back four, but you need someone to find him and Christian Eriksen has certainly got that. For a no.10 to have any kind of influence on a football game then they need a midfield player of that kind of quality.”