Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has pointed to fierce competition for places as the major reason why Christian Eriksen isn’t starting games regularly.
The Dane who was a mainstay in the United starting XI last season has lost his spot since the arrivals of Sofyan Amrabat and Mason Mount.
Addressing Christian Eriksen’s lack of starts this season, Erik ten Hag told reporters: “He takes part in every game and you see his importance when he’s on the pitch.
“He has a big influence on our team by creating and he’s a brilliant player, someone who is very important to our squad.
“We have many good players [why he’s not starting] and there’s internal competition. In the midfield department, there is huge competition.”
So far, Eriksen has made 10 appearances across all competitions for the club this season, but more as an impact sub.
With Casemiro suspended, it’s left to be seen if Ten Hag will recall the Danish midfielder into the starting XI for our crucial Champions League clash against Copenhagen on Tuesday night.