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Christian Eriksen urges Man United to ‘kill the game’ and be more ruthless after third win in a row

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Christian Eriksen urges Manchester United to ‘kill the game’ and be more ruthless after third consecutive one-goal win against Leicester – following boss Erik ten Hag’s call for improvement

  • Christian Eriksen has called on his Manchester United team to be more clinical
  • The Red Devils won their third game in a row against Leicester on Thursday
  • All those victories have come from one goal; Eriksen urged United to be more ruthless

Christian Eriksen begged Manchester United to become more ruthless after racking up three consecutive wins for the first time in 18 months.

Jadon Sancho’s goal in the 23rd minute was enough to beat Leicester City for the fourth time in a row and lift United to fifth place in the Premier League.

Eriksen believes there is still room for improvement on the side of Erik ten Hag despite the rebound in form.

Christian Eriksen begged Manchester United to become more ruthless after taking three consecutive wins for the first time in 18 months with a 1-0 win over Leicester on Thursday

“I think at the weekend it was similar to Southampton – we did very well until we scored,” said Eriksen. “We have to keep the momentum, we have to finish the game early, otherwise it will be an exciting game until the end like today.

“We won 1-0, we’re keeping it tight. Of course we want to do better, but I think this is a good start. We can learn something from this.

“I think from the start we had a lot of things that we had to change. We did that by winning. It hasn’t been nice for 90 minutes, but we have three wins.’

Brendan Rodgers finally managed to bring in an outfield player on Thursday with the £15million arrival of central defender Wout Faes from Reims, but he couldn’t hide his frustration at a ‘challenging’ transfer window, with the Foxes at the bottom of the pile .

Jadon Sancho's goal in the 23rd minute was enough to beat Leicester for the fourth time in a row

Jadon Sancho’s goal in the 23rd minute was enough to beat Leicester for the fourth time in a row

“With the utmost respect, we have not had the help this team needs in the transfer market,” said Rodgers.

‘We simply lack quality and we couldn’t do anything about that in the shop window. There were questions early in the window for (Harvey) Barnes and (James) Maddison. We couldn’t lose too many. We were low in depth and quality. Fortunately they are still there. Ideally we needed two central defenders.’

Leicester were booed by their supporters and Rodgers added: ‘This is not the club it was two years ago. That’s the reality. We haven’t brought in any new players, except one late, in the last two windows and that’s a replacement. So these players need the supporters. It is a moment that is very important.’

Ten Hag thinks it is ‘too quick’ to suggest United have turned a corner, but praised Sancho’s improvement over the summer.

New United boss Erik ten Hag thinks it is ‘too soon’ to suggest that the club has turned a corner

‘We should have been leading 2-0,’ said Ten Hag. “There was so much space on the field. We had opportunities and we have to take them.

“I think Jadon had a pretty good pre-season, he needs to invest in the physical side and that’s what he did.

“Now he can get the reward and I’m sure this is the start for him with his potential.

“There is much more room for improvement, he can be even more important and create with his creativity and with the defensive part he can be even more important.”

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