Christian Eriksen inspired Denmark to an impressive victory at home to France in the UEFA Nations League.

The Manchester United midfielder pulled the strings to get one over on Didier Deschamps’ defending champions.

Denmark won 2-0, an important result considering the two teams will face off in the group stages at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

Eriksen came into the game high in confidence after a superb long range goal in Denmark’s match with Croatia on Thursday night.

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Eriksen creates eight chances

Eriksen led Denmark’s victory, creating eight goalscoring chances, with four coming in the first half and four in the second, with his side racing into a 2-0 lead at the break.

The United midfielder played all 90 minutes, completing 84 per cent of his passes, while making 10 ball recoveries.

This was a real masterclass from the 30-year-old midfielder who was unlucky not to end the game with an assist.

Unfortunately for Denmark, their win was not enough to move to first place in the group the group, with Croatia beating Austria 3-1 to secure top spot.

One player Eriksen was glad not to see was Manchester United teammate Raphael Varane, who was thankfully rested for the fixture after playing 90 minutes against Austria in the previous game.

Both Varane and Eriksen’s international breaks are now complete, and they will get their chance to face off against each other at the World Cup instead.

While not ideal from a United perspective for Eriksen to start both international games of the break, the Dane certainly made the most of it – and he will get a full week to prepare for the City game next Sunday.

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