Man Utd midfielder Eriksen: How we recovered from poor season start

Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen says “going back to basics” was key to recovering from a dismal start to the season.

The Dane has now opened up on how the United squad turned their fortunes around following an alarming start to the campaign.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “It has gone well [the season] in general, of course it was a tough start. I think if we would have lost 2-1 [against Brentford] it would have been different, it would be a crisis but a different vibe. When we lost 4-0 it was like ‘okay this is a wake-up call’, we need to go back to basics and that’s basically what we did.

“From training, that’s really when things started to change slowly and really, I think we got to know that it’s painful to lose.

“We don’t want to do that anymore and trust that whatever the manager wants us to do on the pitch, trying to believe in his stuff and then luckily the points started picking up.”