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Christian Eriksen identifies Man Utd problem that Ten Hag must solve ASAP

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The Denmark international pulled no punches when he gave his thoughts on Manchester United’s recent run of form.

Christian Eriksen has expressed worry over Manchester United’s tendency to concede goals straight after taking the lead.

United’s defensive struggles have been evident, particularly in the Champions League this season. They’ve conceded seven goals in two games, resulting in a 4-3 loss to Bayern Munich and a 3-2 defeat by Galatasaray.

In Tuesday’s clash with Galatasaray, United went ahead twice through Rasmus Hojlund’s goals. Yet, Galatasaray equalized both times in under seven minutes, before Mauro Icardi’s late winner at Old Trafford.

“I think we had some good spells in the game,” Eriksen said to TNT Sports.

“But at the moment when we go ahead, we always seem to concede shortly after. Of course, that makes it very difficult for us to keep control of the game, and that’s something that we have to change very quickly.”

The defensive lapses extend to the Premier League, with United having lost four out of their first seven matches (W3). This places them in 10th position. They have conceded 11 goals in total, an average of 1.6 goals a game.

The top four teams – Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, and Liverpool – have all conceded eight or fewer goals in the same number of games.

Erik ten Hag’s side sit nine points behind league leaders City in the standings and seven points outside the top-four.

They will face Brentford at Old Trafford on Saturday. The upcoming fixture provides an opportunity for United to get back to winning ways before the international break.