“It came very heavy,” Christian Eriksen told Sky Sports after Man United’s 6-3 defeat to Man City.
“Everyone feels it was a very bad day at the office. We started on the wrong foot. They had chances straight from kick-off. We can only blame ourselves.
“We missed a bit of courage to play out from the back and we let them be at their strength. The main focus from this game will be on ourselves.
“There are a lot of things we need to change and a lot of things we need to do better. Today was far from acceptable from what we should be doing.”
Eriksen personally struggled in the double pivot against Man City, with Kevin de Bruyne giving him a runaround throughout the game.
It remains to be seen if he is going to continue performing this role while Casemiro is still waiting for his full Premier League debut.