Manchester United’s Christian Eriksen has been restricted to just three appearances this year and his limited game at Old Trafford hasn’t stopped him from being called up by Denmark for the ongoing international break.

The Scandinavian side settled for a goalless draw against Switzerland last weekend and the midfielder was on the pitch for the full 90 minutes.

When reviewing the Manchester United player’s performances, Politiken rated him 7/10.

Ever since Kasper Hjulmand had announced the squad, he’s been subjected to criticism for including the 32-year-old, mainly because of the situation at Manchester United. The manager admitted he’s concerned with Eriksen’s reduced role at the club this year.

Former Denmark international Thomas Gravesen questioned Hjulmand’s decision to pick the Manchester United midfielder. He even suggested his compatriot no longer has a place in the national team due to the dip in form.

Thomas Gravesen, the former Real Madrid man, had told Tipsbladet that Eriksen was not selected based on merit for this month’s international break.

Taking these and several other criticisms aimed towards Eriksen into account, Politiken state the ‘controversial player in particular performed well’ against Switzerland.

There’s been a lot of debate in Denmark whether he should start since he hardly plays for Manchester United.

From what he showed at the weekend, the report says he clearly has to. In fact, they state the midfielder was ‘probably best on the pitch’.

They further add he dictated the game, was good on the ball and was crucial in setting up attacks.

Politiken further state: ‘On one occasion, Eriksen also showed the abilities that only he possesses in the Danish national team. In the middle of the field, he received the ball at his feet, and on the first touch he turned away from his opponent, before in the next he elegantly sent the ball deep with his left leg, so that Rasmus Højlund was marginal from a free runner.’