The Denmark international broke the deadlock inside 11 seconds at the home of English football after Eriksen managed to get on the end of Dele Alli’s deft flick before he placed a finish past David De Gea.
Eriksen’s goal was marginally slower than the quickest-ever Premier League goal, which is held by Spurs legend Ledley King after his goal after 10 seconds.
Spurs were the dominant side as Manchester United produced a listless performance at Wembley and Mauricio Pochettino’s team were 2-0 up before the break when Phil Jones scored an own goal.
Harry Kane pushed for his 100th Premier League goal in the second half but the England international struggled to find a way past De Gea despite three decent attempts.
Former Spurs forward Lineker was thrilled that his beloved Tottenham now hold the record for the two quickest goals in Premier League history.
Lineker wrote on Twitter: “Good heavens, Eriksen has scored for Spurs 10 seconds after the game kicked off. Spurs now have the 2 fastest goals in Premier League history. Ledley King 10 seconds and Christian Eriksen 11 seconds.”
Tottenham are in fifth place in the Premier League table and two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea after the Blues lost 3-0 to Bournemouth on Wednesday night.
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