Man Utd legend Paul Scholes hails 'brilliant' Christian Eriksen for 'playing with a brain' after Rashford assist | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED great Paul Scholes has hailed Christian Eriksen for his intelligence in midfield.

The Dane joined the Red Devils on a free transfer over the summer and has immediately become a fixture in Erik Ten Hag's side.

Eriksen, 30, has two assists in all competitions so far and has already been compared to former England international Scholes.

Asked what he wants to see in a player, Scholes, who made over 700 United appearances, told Gary Neville's Overlap: "Intelligence, clever players with a brain.

"Yeah, [Eriksen is] brilliant. A perfect example of a player who plays with intelligence, plays with his brain.

"He is just a clever player. He knows where he is on the pitch and where other players are on the pitch.

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"You need to play on the half-turn, Eriksen does it all the time.

"They did it against Arsenal for [Marcus] Rashford's goal. Eriksen was on the half-turn and so was [Bruno] Fernandes."

The Dane was asked about comparisons to United legend Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Eriksen replied: "Of course, it is great to be compared to them, but you create your own ways and your own name

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"I was lucky that I managed to play against Paul Scholes.

"He was a good player, so I’m happy to be compared to him."

Eriksen is currently with Denmark ahead of their Nations League fixtures against Croatia and France.

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