Christian Eriksen is BOOED by Brentford fans on his return with Manchester United after snubbing Bees for Old Trafford this summer. Check it.
Christian Eriksen : Man united | Return | Brentford
Christian Dannemann Eriksen is a Danish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Manchester United and the Denmark national team.
|Full name||Christian Dannemann Eriksen|
|Date of birth||14 February 1992|
|Place of birth||Middelfart, Denmark|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
He is also capable of playing as a central midfielder or a mezzala.
Eriksen began his senior club career at age 18 in 2010, playing for Ajax, where he won three Eredivisie titles and the KNVB Cup.
In 2013, Eriksen signed for Tottenham Hotspur in a transfer worth £11 million (€12.45 million), where he was twice named the club’s Player of the Year, was voted into the 2017–18 PFA Team of the Year, and later also reached the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final.
In 2020, Eriksen joined Inter Milan in a transfer worth €19.7 million (£16.9 million), and won a Serie A title prior to the mutual termination of his contract in 2021. Eriksen returned to the Premier League in 2022 with a move to Brentford.
To think, Christian Eriksen thought he was leaving here for better things. Even in a United jersey he has created more goals for his former club this season, culpable in losing the ball inside his own area and allowing Denmark team-mate Mathias Jensen to fire the second on 18 minutes.
Jensen had already robbed Ronaldo in the seconds before Josh Dasilva’s opener.
They were only playing Manchester United, but that should not detract from the verve, imagination and merciless brilliance of Thomas Frank’s Brentford.
If ever a lazy quip such as the Bees swarming all over their opponents could be forgiven, then this was it. They don’t half sting, too.
But for all of the individual excellence, it was Frank’s instruction that helped unpick their hapless visitors. It was evident from the off that the Bees were prepared to set a honeytrap for United to fall into from their own goal-kicks.
Christian Eriksen Return
Christian Eriksen was booed by Brentford fans during Manchester United’s trip to west London as he faced his old side for the first time since snubbing the Bees for a move to Old Trafford.
The Dane became United’s second new arrival under manager Erik ten Hag after signing a three-year deal at Old Trafford – having chosen not to extend his stay at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Eriksen gave the ball away for Brentford’s second goal as the Dane was caught sleeping by Mathias Jensen, who made no mistake in finding the back of the net.
The 30-year-old could only watch on as Josh Dasilva, Ben Mee and Bryan Mbuemo also got in on the act to give the home side a stunning 4-0 lead at the break.
At points during the opening 45 minutes, the home fans could be heard singing: ‘Christian, what’s the score?’, as Brentford raced into a four-goal lead.
Eriksen spent the 2021-22 season with the London-based side ion his return to Premier League football after he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank urged the club’s fans to show “class, respect and integrity”, after Christian Eriksen was booed on his first return to the west London club.
Eriksen enjoyed a terrific spell with Brentford during the latter part of last season as he returned to football following his collapse at Euro 2020.
The Dane’s arrival helped the Bees arrest a mid-season slump and ultimately secure comfortable survival in their maiden Premier League campaign.
Eriksen only signed on a short-term deal until the end of the campaign and despite being offered an extended contract that would have made him the best-paid player in the club’s history, the former Tottenham man instead opted to join Manchester United on a free transfer.
The 30-year-old enjoyed a torrid return as United were hammered 4-0 at Brentford on Saturday afternoon, with the midfielder booed and serenaded with chants of “You only went for the money”.
“I understand fans, how they can react,” Frank said. “Personally, I think we as a club should show class, respect and integrity throughout every action we do. That’s what I try to do every single day.
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