‘It was easy to boo’: Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen admits he was disappointed with crowd jeers on his return to former club Brentford earlier this season
- Christian Eriksen was disappointed with boos on his Brentford return this season
- The Denmark international rejected a new contract from the Bees this summer
- The 30-year-old instead decided to join Premier League side Manchester United
- The midfielder was jeered ahead of Brentford’s huge 4-0 victory over United
Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen has revealed he was disappointed with being booed by his former club Brentford earlier this season.
Brentford took the opportunity to sign Eriksen on a free transfer, the Dane being provided with his first chance of senior football since suffering a cardiac arrest in June 2021.
The playmaker’s time in west London was a huge success with one goal and four assists coming from his 11 appearances in the Premier League.
Manchester United’s Christian Eriksen was disappointed with boos on his Brentford return
The 30-year-old rejected a new contract from the Bees, instead joining Manchester United
The 30-year-old, however, made the decision to reject a new contract from Thomas Frank’s Bees and instead make the move to Old Trafford this summer.
On his return to Gtech Community Stadium, he was booed when his name was called out as part of United’s starting line-up ahead of his side’s heavy 4-0 defeat in the second week of the season.
‘It was a bit of a mix. They were very happy after they were about to win 4-0, and then people jumped on the wave,’ Eriksen told Danish media outlet Tipsbladet.
Eriksen was booed when his named was called out as part of United’s starting line-up
‘It was easy to boo. It’s not something I remember as anything good. You can turn it as you please.
‘One way or the other. When people choose to boo, it sounds one way no matter what.’
The former Tottenham and Inter Milan star was to blame for one of the goals that Erik ten Hag’s side conceded against Brentford, which meant they suffered back-to-back defeats to start the new campaign.
Mathias Jensen stole the ball from Eriksen, as he looked to play the ball out from the back and fired home the Bees second goal of the match.
The Denmark international was to blame for one of the goals United conceded at Brentford
United have since gone on to win their next four league games, which included victories over rivals Liverpool and Arsenal.
Eriksen added: ‘There have been no personal mistakes like against Brentford, where David (De Gea) and I made mistakes and then we were 2-0 behind after five minutes.
‘Now we have come back on top with some great 1-0 victories, which have been good for us.’
Eriksen is currently away on international duty with Denmark ahead of their final two Nations League matches.
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