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Christian Eriksen reflects on relationship with Bruno Fernandes

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Christian Eriksen linked up with Bruno Fernandes for two goals against Arsenal.
Christian Eriksen linked up with Bruno Fernandes for two goals against Arsenal. / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages
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Christian Eriksen says he and Bruno Fernandes are beginning to understand one another on the pitch.

Playing in midfield together, the two players linked up excellently in Manchester United's 3-1 win over Arsenal for their side's first and second goals.

It's a connection that has sparked a huge amount of excitement amongst Man Utd fans, and the Dane says it's getting better and better.

“Me and Bruno are starting to get to know each other on the pitch and see how we would like to play, pass the ball and the runs we make," he told club media. “We try to read each other and give each other options and of course Sunday was the perfect link-up to score goals.


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“Do we talk on the pitch? Yes we’re trying to. Obviously if someone sees something you try to tell them where and when you expect the ball and where you expect the run. You try to communicate and plan things, but in the end you can’t always do that so you have an idea and you react to the opponent.

“For me also it’s only been a few games here and I’m still trying to learn about my team-mates and get to know them and get to know how they are as players.”

Eriksen started the season as a false 9 before excelling in a deeper role, and while he's happy to play anywhere, he prefers his new position.

“I’m probably one of those players who would rather have the ball than go running after it, so I like to get close to the ball and try to open up the game a bit,” he said.

“At the same time I’ll play wherever the manager puts me and if he sees opportunities in one game in one position then I might play there, I’m not really locked in one position, but I do feel comfortable there for sure.”

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