We take on Real Madrid tonight (Tuesday, August 4, 5.15pm UK time) before facing either hosts Bayern Munich or AC Milan on Wednesday (KO TBC) in the prestigious tournament at the Allianz Arena.
Eric won a place in fans’ hearts for life with his dramatic late debut winner at West Ham on the opening day this time last year and it’s now five days and counting before we kick-off the 2015-16 Premier League campaign at Old Trafford (12.45pm).
“Ahead of playing United away in the opening game of the season there’s nothing better than playing against teams like Real Madrid and then Bayern Munich or AC Milan,” said the versatile defender who has stepped into a holding midfield role in pre-season.
“You couldn’t have asked for tougher games really and that’s exactly what we want at this stage.
“As players and as a team we want to test ourselves against the best so it’s win-win for us. We’ll do our best in these games and see what happens.”
Mauricio's views on Real Madrid and the Audi Cup