Manchester United new signing Christian Eriksen made his Old Trafford debut on Sunday against Rayo Vallecano and was handed his first start as a Manchester United player.
The 30-year-old was deployed as the midfielder along with Danny Van de Beek and James Garner.
The Denish international had a very decent game which attracted praise from his Boss Erik Ten Hag.
Eriksen couldn’t hide his excitement after making his Old Trafford debut and he hinted that the Red Devils are in for a good season.
What did Christian Eriksen say?
The 30-year-old in an interview with MUTV after their 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano, Manchester United midfielder said: “It was very different, also when walking into the stadium.
“I had to go right instead of left. But it was special, it was a nice feeling. It’s been a nice day and wearing the home shirt here is definitely a new feeling I need to get used to.
“The people were very welcoming and I had a good feeling. I feel good. The group has taken good care of me. I haven’t had that many sessions with the team, obviously as they’ve been on tour, but I’ve played a game to get some minutes in my legs and I feel good. I feel fresh. The team feels good and the whole vibe around the changing room has been very good.”
The Denish played a free roam as a number 10 on Sunday but he was industrial combining defensive work with offensive work. Eriksen added that he is ready to do want ever the coach says.
The Manchester United number 14 added: “First of all, I think you play where the manager wants you to play.
“He puts out a team and you try to go from there. Then obviously, in some games, you come into different situations and the aim is the same, to be involved as much as possible, whether it’s as a no.10, an eight, anywhere.”
Christian Eriksen also stressed that now that the pre-season is almost over Manchester United will now switch their attention to the Premier League as they face Brighton in their Premier League open day on Sunday.
The 30-year-old continued: “It’s always a good feeling to finish a pre-season and now the real work starts.
“The real season starts. It’s always nice to play the last pre-season game to really get a good feeling and the fitness from pre-season. In the end, it’s all about being ready mentally for the first game.
“Yes, I’m definitely optimistic. Obviously, I’ve only been here for a short period of time but it looks good and it feels good among the players on the first team. There’s a good feeling around after the tour and I hope it can continue. It starts with Brighton and, hopefully, it will be a good start.”