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Good News: After the Copenhagen match, Erik ten Hag finds another Manchester United starter for the Man City derby

It’s hard to describe this as a classic, convincing, or even good, yet on Tuesday night, Manchester United managed to win three games in a row.

In addition, it was a significant win—a valiant 1-0 triumph over FC Copenhagen that gave United a point in the Champions League.

Although Erik ten Hag’s team is still third in the standings behind Galatasaray and Bayern Munich, they are in a far better place now than they would have been had they lost the rescheduled match.

Harry Maguire’s goal from an unlikely source and Andre Onana’s incredible last-minute penalty save were necessary for United to overcome a subpar effort and win in dramatic fashion.

Even though United has had some encouraging victories recently, they have been playing with fire, and if this keeps up, they will undoubtedly burn down.

Compared to Brentford, Sheffield United, or FC Copenhagen, the opponent on the weekend is considerably stiffer.

It unites United’s fierce rivals with the greatest squad on the planet.

They now have only Manchester City to contend with.

United can find themselves far down and without any prospect of a late comeback if they begin the match against Pep Guardiola’s team the same manner they have in their last three games.

City has the firepower to sink a submarine with Erling Haaland alone, and that’s not even taking into account the explosive Jeremy Doku, the fiery Julian Alvarez, or the outstanding

Even though the Blues aren’t playing at their peak right now, they are still one step ahead of United, and if they continue to give up a lot of space and possession time as they have lately, their neighbours will pay a heavy price.

Ten Hag needs to change at least one member of his starting lineup because of this.

Tuesday night, United’s performance against the visiting Danish club was dreadful in the first forty-five minutes.

They were reckless with the ball and unable to exert any pressure, as Copenhagen overcame the home team and took the lead once more.

During the interval, everything shifted.

After making a few tactical changes, Christian Eriksen entered the game at halftime and made a game-changing impact.

The playmaker nearly opened the score as soon as he entered the game, but a brilliant save kept it out. His subsequent beautiful passes ignited United.

They were suddenly able to get beyond the defence but were unable to reach the net; Scott McTominay and Alejandro Garnacho were especially wasteful.

It was not surprising that Eriksen’s excellent cross resulted in the breakthrough when it did eventually occur.

After the game, Ten Hag remarked of Eriksen, “He’s definitely part of it.”

“I believe everything went more smoothly during our construction than it did when he came.

However, we have made certain changes to other roles, collaborations, and projects.

However, Christain was undoubtedly a major factor in this.

His decision-making is excellent, as evidenced by the assist on Harry Maguire’s goal. He picks excellent times to receive and possess the ball.
“It is obvious that, whatever changes are made, they have to remain in place for Sunday’s derby, as it is what brought Eriksen into the team.”

The two teams’ performances were clearly different in the first half, and United really cannot afford to start so badly against City.

There were worries that Eriksen may vanish in the second half, but when he does, we’ll have to cross that bridge.
In order for United to have access to players, Eriksen needs to start the derby in midfield.

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