Christian Eriksen makes his Manchester United debut in the 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid
Christian Eriksen made his Manchester United debut on Saturday but Erik ten Hag suffered his first defeat since taking charge as his side were edged out by Atletico Madrid in Oslo.
Eriksen was warmly applauded by the Norwegian crowd as he came on for Anthony Martial after 68 minutes and showed his quality as United created a number of chances in the final quarter of the game.
The former Tottenham and Brentford midfielder played an exquisite ball into the Atletico area and slotted Harry Maguire in with a corner, only for the England defender to head wide.
It was an impressive appearance from the 30-year-old, who already appears to be playing a big role in United’s new squad under Ten Hag.
But the Dane couldn’t prevent the Dutch manager’s first defeat at United as the Premier League side were punished for failing to convert a number of chances and lost to a late goal from Joao Felix .
The Portuguese forward snagged United goalkeeper David De Gea with a low shot from outside the box five minutes from time to hand Diego Simeone’s side the win.
United will now face Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo due to feature in that game, before kicking off their Premier League campaign at home to Brighton next weekend.