Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen has urged his Red Devils’ teammates to keep ‘the momentum and kill games early’ following their Premier League 1-0 win over Leicester City on Thursday.
Man United defeated Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, thanks to Jadon Sancho’s goal as United climb to fifth in the Premier League table.
Speaking after the game, Eriksen – who was named the Man of the Match – believes Man United still have room for improvement under manager Erik Ten Hag despite racking up three consecutive victories for the first time in 18 months.
“I think it was similar to Southampton at the weekend – we did very well until we scored,” Eriksen said at his post-match press conference.
We have to keep the momentum, we have to kill the game early otherwise, it will be a tight game until the end like today.
“We are winning 1-0, we keep it tight. Obviously, we want to do better, but I think this is a good start. We can take something from this
“I think from the start we had, we had a lot of things we needed to change. We’ve done that by winning. It hasn’t been beautiful for 90 minutes, but we have three wins.”
“We have to keep momentum, we have to kill the game early, otherwise it’s going to be a tight game until the end like today. From now on the games just keep coming, Thursday to Sunday, we’re looking good and getting the points.”
After humbling defeats to Brighton and Brentford in their opening two games of the season, Ten Hag has overseen a remarkable turnaround that has lifted the clouds that hung over the club.
They play Premier League leaders Arsenal next on Sunday, September 4.
Arsenal – who have a 100 per cent record this term – will be a major test of just how far Manchester United have come, and will be another game to prove they are moving in the right direction.