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Just 26 touches between them… How Hojlund and Eriksen fared as Denmark beat Norway

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Rasmus Hojlund and Christian Eriksen featured for Denmark on international duty.

Whilst Manchester United fans will usually be huge fans of the Danish duo, most English fans will be rooting against them in the coming weeks – with Denmark featuring in Group C at Euro 2024 with the Three Lions.

Just like England, Denmark have been playing friendlies to prepare for the competition. Eriksen in particular had a fantastic run-out against Sweden, assisting once and grabbing the winner.

They then faced Erling Haaland’s Norway side. Here’s how they got on.

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Denmark's forward Rasmus Hojlund (R) and Sweden's defender Isak Hien vie for the ball during the friendly football match Denmark against Sweden in ...

Photo by LISELOTTE SABROE/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

The Danes emerged 3-1 victors over their Scandinavian counterparts, in what was a fine performance before they embark on Germany.

Goals from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Jan Vestergaard, sent them two goals to the good, before Haaland replied after 72 minutes. However, the game was then put to bed when Yussuf Poulsen struck in the 90th minute. Hojlund and Eriksen both featured, but how did they get on?

Rasmus Hojlund vs Norway

Not the finest runout for Manchester United’s leading man.

  • 63 minutes played
  • 0 goals
  • 0 assists
  • 3 shots
  • 5/7 accurate passes (71%)
  • 0 chances created
  • 17 touches
  • 0/1 (0%)

Christian Eriksen vs Norway

Eriksen started the game on the bench and failed to have much impact.

  • 27 minutes played
  • 0 goals
  • 0 assists
  • 4/5 accurate passes (80%)
  • 9 touches
  • 1 chance created
  • 0 times dispossessed
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Hojlund and Eriksen will star at Euro 2024

The Manchester United pair did not have their finest games on the international stage, but it only really matters next week in Germany.

Whilst Eriksen has been around the block, this will be Hojlund’s first real opportunity to showcase himself on the international stage at a big competition. It could do wonders for him.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on Denmark’s games throughout, so keep checking in to United in Focus to keep up to date with all the latest happenings.

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