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Michael Carrick ‘not surprised’ by ‘fantastic’ Man Utd star who has led from front during winning run

Man Utd midfielder Christian Eriksen

Michael Carrick admits that he is ‘not surprised in any way by the form shown by Christian Eriksen since his move to Manchester United.

The Denmark legend signed a three-year deal with the Red Devils in July after his short-term contract with Brentford concluded at the end of last season.

The former Tottenham man made an impressive start to life at Old Trafford. Indeed, he’s started all six of their Premier League outings so far.

The 30-year-old started the season playing slightly further forward. However, he’s now settled into a central partnership with Scott McTominay that has seen Erik ten Hag’s men win their last four games after losing their opening two.

Eriksen’s quality on possession and passing range has brought up comparisons with former United favourite Carrick. Indeed, there is a feeling that the Red Devils finally have a midfielder capable of controlling the tempo of games again.

And Carrick admits he’s not surprised that Eriksen has the game running in Manchester.

He said: “I’m not surprised one bit [by Eriksen’s form].