Tottenham Hotspur arrived at Old Trafford knowing they could take a huge step towards the top-four with a win.
At that time, only three points separated Mauricio Pochettino’s side and Manchester United, and a victory for the former would have seen them outside the Champions League qualifying places on just goal-difference.
As it was, United won with ease, with Tottenham’s key players unable to positively influence the game, their top-scorer Harry Kane unable to add to his 26 goals for the season and their key play-maker Christian Eriksen looking out of sorts.
The latter has made 39 appearances for Tottenham this season, but after a wonderful start he has tailed off in recent weeks, with no goals and only one assist in his last six league appearances.
Eriksen will have much better days than he did on Sunday, but it seems Tottenham’s hopes of a top-four finish have all but ended following their latest match.
After the game we took to Twitter to see what Tottenham fans thought of Eriksen’s contribution and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Eriksen has been so poor the past few weeks— Jack (@JackDarkins_) March 15, 2015
I never said eriksen wasn't a good player.... But criticism where it's fair, he has been poor lately.— Richard Savva (@savva_savva) March 15, 2015
Eriksen has been bad since Fiorentina at home— David Thompson (@DaveThompz) March 15, 2015
Eriksen hasn't had any form in the last 6 weeks. Disappointing after the way he was playing.— Craig Brown (@THFC_Browny) March 15, 2015
spurs) Ford (@cleankilll) March 15, 2015
Eriksen does a fantastic turn and then produces an awful ball to nobody. The two sides of Christian Eriksen in 30 seconds.— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) March 15, 2015
That Dembele can't get in this side is a joke. Superb player in the 10 & Eriksen miles better from left. Bemuses me.— adiepf (@adiepf) March 15, 2015