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“Get punished”- Manchester United ace bemoans self-inflicted wounds in Borussia Dortmund loss

Christian Eriksen of Manchester United.
Christian Eriksen of Manchester United.

Christian Eriksen feels Manchester United got punished for mistakes vs Borussia Dortmund

Manchester United star Christian Eriksen feels the Red Devils got punished for making mistakes in the defeat against Borussia Dortmund.

The Old Trafford side took on the German giants at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on 31 July. Diogo Dalot gave the Red Devils the lead, but Donyell Malen gave BVB the lead with two quick goals just before half-time.

Subsequently, Antony managed to get United back on level pegging. However, the Red Devils were poor for the final 30 minutes of the match and gave away another goal in the 71st minute.

Speaking to MUTV (h/t Manchester Evening News) after the 3-2 loss, Eriksen expressed his angst. The midfielder feels the Old Trafford side did well for most of the game.

“We lost, so it’s a big disappointment, but I think we tried to do what we could and I think we played a strong 43 mins in the first half, then the second half as well, but yeah, when we make mistakes like that we get punished.”

The Danish national has played some valuable minutes during pre-season. Towards the end of the 2022/23 term, the 31-year-old seemed a bit tired and out of sorts after his lengthy layoff.

Eriksen signed for United last summer as a free agent. The midfielder became a key part of Erik ten Hag’s plans last season. Sadly, an injury in January hampered him.

Christian Eriksen feels Manchester United got punished for mistakes vs Borussia Dortmund.
Christian Eriksen has played a big part in the US pre-season tour for Manchester United. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

In the ongoing transfer window, the Red Devils have signed Mason Mount. The 24-year-old arrived from Chelsea this summer and will seemingly fight for a place in the starting lineup with the Danish national.

Eriksen and the England international have featured in all of our friendlies in the United States of America. The former Blues midfielder still seems to be gelling into the new team and system.

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