Christian Eriksen, a midfielder for Manchester United, gave a strong performance in Thursday night’s 3-0 Europa League victory over Sheriff Tiraspol.
The international from Denmark began his second consecutive game for the Red Devils and displayed class throughout the entire 90 minutes.
The 30-year-old masterfully controlled the action in the middle of the park with 131 touches, finishing 105 of his 115 attempted passes.
In terms of attacking, he produced three successful crosses, five long balls, and six significant opportunities, one of which resulted in United’s first goal.
The club took the lead in the 42nd minute through Diogo Dalot. From an Eriksen corner, the Portuguese scored with a header at the near post after going unnoticed.
There were some reservations when Eriksen was initially signed this summer on a free transfer, but the Dane has already shown himself to be an excellent addition for the team.
Under manager Erik ten Hag, he claimed the number eight spot as his own, and yesterday, he once again shown why he is incredibly crucial to the starting XI.
The victory over Sheriff, meanwhile, has kept United in contention to win Group E.
Despite beating Omonia, Real Sociedad still has a three-point lead over United that they can overtake on the last matchday.
The match will take place in San Sebastian the following Thursday.
To guarantee that they finish first in their Europa League group following the 1-0 loss to Sociedad at Old Trafford, they must win by a margin of at least two goals.
United will play West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday before that. The Hammers will travel to Old Trafford for the kickoff at 4.15 p.m.