‘He makes the whole team look different’: Robbie Mustoe greets ‘fantastic’ Christian Eriksen and his partnership with Bruno Fernandes as Manchester United take Arsenal 3-1 in heavyweight Premier League clash
- Christian Eriksen proved the director of United’s crucial 3-1 win over Arsenal
- The Danish international scored Marcus Rashford’s second goal at Old Trafford
- United continued their hot streak to take their fourth straight league win
- Arsenal remain top of the Premier League – three points ahead of the Red Devils
By Patrick Djordjevic for Dailymail.Com
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Christian Eriksen’s contribution to Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Arsenal did not go unnoticed by NBC analyst Robbie Mustoe.
The former Middlesbrough man was effusive in his praise for Eriksen’s summer signing after his starring role in United’s fourth straight win.
“I mean, absolutely fantastic. Absolutely fantastic.’ said Mustoe, thinking about Eriksen’s performance. “He makes the whole team look different.
Eriksen’s difference in midfield, ability to play forward passes, ability to match with Bruno who is a player, and they get on the same wavelength… changes the game.
Christian Eriksen was phenomenal for Manchester United in their 3-1 home win over Arsenal
Eriksen took care of Bruno Fernandes, who assisted brilliantly in Marcus Rashford’s first goal, taking the home side 2-1.
Eriksen followed it up with an assist for Rashford as United added a third to bury the North Londoners.
“The quality of Christian Eriksen, especially in midfield on a free transfer — we’ll talk about Antony and the goal and the $100 million — [but] the connection between Eriksen and Bruno is something new, different and makes Manchester United better,” added Robbie Earle.Read:Alonso handed 5-second penalty for clash with team mate Ocon in Sao Paulo Sprint
Ex-English footballer Robbie Mustoe called Eriksen vs. Arsenal ‘absolutely fantastic’
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Mustoe also praised the often under pressure. Rashford, who succumbed to a hamstring injury after being braced against the Gunners.
“Marcus Rashford is starting to look a bit more like the player we saw pop up on stage and was so exciting.”
The England international had 23 goals and was involved in all three goals, although he was criticized at half time for his apparent lack of touch, which has left Earle comparing Rashford to the Premier League’s best striker.
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“On social media, the first half was about how much or how little touches Rashford had, people were saying, oh you know it’s not Marcus Rashford,” Earle said.
‘But if you score goals, Erling Haaland doesn’t have that many ball contacts, but he does have ten Premier League goals.
“He has to find (Rashford) goals and assists, and then all the criticism starts to go away.
Rashford looked back on his very best, scoring three goals in his previous three games
As United climbed within three points of the Premier League top, Mustoe praised the efforts of manager Erik ten Hag, who oversaw United’s 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Brentford just 22 days ago.
“Erik ten Hag Rob also makes subs quickly,” Mustoe told his colleague.
“As soon as someone looks a little grumpy, a little tired, boom subs. Fred is on, Ronaldo is on, Rashford is coming out [sic] with maybe an injury.
“I like what the manager has done in terms of defensive base, it’s new, it’s different, it’s better.”
The Dutchman will be looking at the oddly consistent feel-good factor at Carrington when United travel to Selhurst Park next Sunday.