Manchester United saw off a game Nottingham Forest side on Saturday to win all three points after coming from behind.

The game got off to a shocking start, with Forest scoring twice in the opening five minutes.

Manchester United responded well though with sustained pressure they pulled one back through Christian Eriksen.

After half-time, United added another two as they ensured the three points would be remaining at Old Trafford.

Bruno Fernandes who scored and assisted in the game was the man of the match for most, however Sky Sports’ Tim Sherwood had a differing view.

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Sherwood snubs Bruno for man of the match

Speaking on Soccer Saturday for Sky Sports, Sherwood revealed his man of the match toward the end of the game.

Snubbing the consensus player of the game, Sherwood opted for his midfield partner instead.

“Christian Eriksen, who has been man of the match by the way,” Sherwood raved about the Danish midfielder.

Surprising to many, given the impact the captain had on the game, but it is important to note, Eriksen was also brilliant in midfield.

Was Eriksen worthy of man of the match

When glancing over Eriksen’s statistics from the game, it does seem that Sherwood could be wrong in his judgement here.

Eriksen while good, was nowhere near as influential on the game as Bruno was however did contribute a goal and two key passes.

Besides this, he lost possession 17 times which doesn’t paint his performance in a healthy light.

That being said, when watching him live, the difference of control in possession we had against Forest, compared to the two other Premier League games was night and day.

Some food for thought for Erik ten Hag going forward as to whether Mason Mount walks straight back into this team now.

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