Christian Eriksen‘s Denmark were frustrated by Tunisia as Manchester United wonderkid Hannibal Mejbri made his World Cup debut.

Despite Eriksen’s best efforts, the Scandinavian nation couldn’t find a way through the inspired Eagles of Carthage and the game finished goalless.

United’s number 14, who was making his 118th cap for his country, created five chances, which was more than any other player on the pitch, according to WhoScored, as well as having 89 touches.

The former Brentford man, who was given the captain’s armband when Simon Kjaer was replaced in the second half, was denied by a Tunisia goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen with a rasping left-footed effort in the second half.

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Eriksen was making his first international tournament appearance since suffering a cardiac arrest in last summer’s European Championships.

Christian Eriksen’s Denmark frustrated in goalless draw against Hannibal Mejbri’s Tunisia

Since returning to professional football with the Bees earlier in the year, the Danish maestro has arguably returned better than ever and is proving to be one of the bargain buys of the summer after signing a three-year deal with the Red Devils following the expiry of his short-term contract with Thomas Frank’s Brentford.

Eriksen came into the tournament in Qatar with one goal and six assists in 20 appearances across all competitions for the twenty-time league champions.

Hannibal, who is spending the season on loan at Championship side Birmingham City, came off the bench in the 80th minute to make his World Cup bow.

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With emotions running high and the adrenaline inevitably soaring, the former Monaco starlet went thundering into tackles, which isn’t a surprise given his all-action style.

In his brief cameo, the 19-year-old had four touches, completed both of his attempted passes alongside winning one ground duel and making one interception and tackle apiece.

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