Erik ten Hag and Manchester United fans will be hoping that Christian Eriksen can build on his impressive record against Southampton.

The Red Devils travel to the St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday for the lunch-time kick-off fresh after beating bitter rivals Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford.

The former Ajax manager will be hoping to fare far better in his second away Premier League game in charge of the twenty-time league champions.

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The Dutchman’s side were taken apart by Brentford and the Bees cruised to a 4-0 victory in west London.

But after picking up a much-needed confidence-boosting three points against Jurgen Klopp’s side, the adrenaline and feel-good factor will hopefully be radiating through Carrington ahead of our trip to the south coast.

Christian Eriksen’s record against Southampton

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Ten Hag’s second United signing Eriksen has started all three of the Premier League matches so far this season.

Having been deployed as a false number nine in the 2-1 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion in our Premier League opener, the Danish playmaker has played in a deep-lying midfield role in the last two games.

While the 30-year-old is yet to register a goal or an assist for his new club, his impressive record against Southampton will no doubt bring encouragement to himself, his teammates and Ten Hag.

From 14 matches against Southampton, the former Ajax, Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan has 11 goal involvements to his name (four goals, seven assists).

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In fact, only against Swansea City (13 goal involvements – 8 goals, 5 assists) has the midfield maestro directly contributed more goals than any other side he’s faced during his career.

From those 14 matches against Southampton, the 115-time Denmark international has won ten times which is the most victories Eriksen has amassed against any side he’s faced.

Eriksen picked up an assist in his most recent encounter against Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side and that helped his former side Brentford earn a 3-0 win back in May.

United’s number 14 looks to have already established himself as a regular under Ten Hag, and the 52-year-old will be hoping that the great Dane can improve on his eye-catching record against the Saints with an influential display on Saturday afternoon.

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