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One Manchester United player frustrated with Erik ten Hag for lack of play-time



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Christian Eriksen’s play-time at Manchester United has taken a dramatic dive since Erik ten Hag has embarked on his second season in charge of the club.

The Danish international has only played 507 of a possible 990 minutes so far this campaign across all competitions, with many of these minutes only coming as a result of Mason Mount‘s injury.

Eriksen was a pivotal part of Erik ten Hag‘s Manchester United midfield last season, playing a key role alongside Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro in the XI, although this role has been reduced so far.

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The 31-year-old has only started four games this season, having missed one squad due to illness two weeks ago.

Eriksen was asked on Monday about the club’s poor start to the season and his reduced minutes on the pitch, where he admitted that he wishes he was playing every game but that he might not suit the style that Ten Hag wants.

“I think you should ask the coach what he thinks,” he said in an interview with Ekstrabladet. “We’ve been hit hard by injuries in defence. We’ve simply conceded too many goals.

“I was sick last week, but I feel fine. I don’t have any injuries. My body feels good and of course, I want to play every game.

“But if you’ve seen the games yourself, you might also realise that (Erik ten Hag) plays with a different type of player than me.”