Christian Eriksen made his debut for Manchester United in their pre-season match against Atletico Madrid at the Ullevaal Stadion in Norway on Saturday afternoon.
Joao Felix scored the only goal of the game in the 87th minute as Atletico won 1-0.
The Portuguese international picked up the ball on the left-hand side, cut inside and fired a fierce left-footed striker into the bottom corner.
Fred received his marching orders late on after fouling and then treading on Alvaro Morata.
Eriksen’s performance was one of the biggest positives for United.
The Dane came on in the 69th minute as he replaced Anthony Martial.
Eriksen looked lively during his short cameo. He could have had two assists shortly after coming on.
The 30-year-old pinged a menacing cross into the box which Anthony Elanga came ever so close to getting on the end of.
Moments later, Eriksen whipped a delicious ball into the box that Harry Maguire headed wide when he really should have scored.
His highlights from the match have been compiled by YouTube user MUFC Zone and you can watch them below…
It was a promising cameo from Eriksen and United fans were impressed with his display.
View some reaction to his performance below…
United fans aren’t the only people that have been impressed by Eriksen. Elanga sung his praises after the match.
“Yeah, you can see even in training, his little touches and the way he scans around the pitch,” Elanga told MUTV, per Manchester Evening News.
“He’s a top, top player to work with and really good to play with. You can see his quality on the pitch and I’m sure this season the fans will see more and more of him.”
Eriksen took to social media after making his debut.
He wrote on Instagram: “This looks good and feels good! Wonderful reception from the fans here in Norway! Happy to have played my first minutes.”
It’s early days but Eriksen could prove to a very important player for Erik ten Hag and United in the 2022/23 campaign.