Danny Murphy claims United would be worse with Fernandes and Eriksen in midfield

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy rarely has something positive to say about Manchester United.

Some might say, why would he? It’s not very often I have something good to say about Liverpool.

Murphy is confused by United’s links to Christian Eriksen this summer.

He told talkSPORT: “If Erik ten Hag thinks he’s going to play Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes in the same team in a midfield with only one holding midfield player, they’ll end up finishing worse off than this season.

“Is he going to bring him in as a back-up for Fernandes, play as a 10? Or is he going to play him as a central midfielder? If you bring in Frenkie de Jong and Eriksen in the midfield, where’s the tenacity, where’s the tough tackling physical presence?

“There isn’t any. That’s a strange one for United, why they want Eriksen, I don’t get that. They’ve got enough creative players.

“So United think they are going to get someone from Brentford and been one of Tottenham’s best players in the past, in an unsuccessful era when they won nothing, to make them more competitive?”

Maybe Murphy can’t get his head around it, but why on earth should we listen to him if Ten Hag thinks it will work?

Only time will tell and we’ve yet to announce one signing this summer – let alone talk about how new recruits will combine with present players.

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