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Graham Potter praises Manchester United new boy Christian Eriksen forward of season opener

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The Brighton boss is hoping the Dane takes some time to get going (Photos: Getty / YouTube)

Brighton boss Graham Potter believes Manchester United have made a really shrewd signing in Christian Eriksen, however is hoping the Danish playmaker has a quiet debut on the weekend.

After a superb six-month spell at Brentford final season, the 30-year-old opted to maneuver to Previous Trafford on a free switch after being chased by a bunch of high golf equipment round Europe.

Since he made his debut for the west London membership, solely Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne created extra possibilities within the Premier League and he seems a super match for brand spanking new boss Erik ten Hag’s model of play.

Potter is delighted to see Eriksen again taking part in on the high stage, with the previous Spurs and Inter man now taking part in with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) after his cardiac arrest throughout Euro 2020, however hopes to maintain him quiet throughout Sunday’s season opener.

Talking at his pre-match press convention on Friday forward of visiting Previous Trafford, Potter stated of the Dane: ‘He’s a high participant, you possibly can see the affect he had on Brentford when he got here. The standard is plain.

‘Clearly he’s had his points which we’re delighted that he’s come by way of and it’s nice to see him again taking part in as a result of issues weren’t trying so constructive at one level – in order that’s good.

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‘From a soccer perspective, he’s a fantastic participant to have within the Premier League and I’m positive he’ll do properly for Manchester United. Hopefully we will delay that good begin for per week or so! However he’s a high participant.’

Ten Hag has to determine whether or not to start out Eriksen or not (Image: Reuters)

Brighton hammered United 4-0 on the backend of final season however Potter is anticipating a really totally different sport this time round, whereas he was stuffed with reward for Ten Hag and feels he has already seen modifications carried out in pre-season.

Requested if it is a bonus for Brighton that Ten Hag is but to handle a Premier League sport, Potter replied: ‘I don’t assume so, no.

‘I feel he’s a implausible coach, he’s had a fantastic expertise and time in Ajax, did a extremely good job, I actually loved his workforce.

‘So I’m positive he’s prepared for the following step. He’ll be trying ahead to the sport and will probably be a constructive ambiance at Previous Trafford, so we’ve got to take care of that and be able to face that problem.’

He continued: ‘They’re on the again of a disappointing season from their perspective, despite the fact that they nonetheless completed within the high six – so it reveals you the standard they’ve nonetheless even in a disappointing season.

‘They’ve modified coach, you possibly can see in pre-season the influence he’s made. I feel the modifications they’ve made have been constructive.

‘It’s Manchester United at residence to Brighton, they’ll be trying to win the sport, we perceive that. It’s going to be robust, a fantastic problem for us, Previous Trafford is as robust a spot as you possibly can go to.’

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