‘It was easy to boo’: Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen admits he was disappointed with being jeered by Brentford fans during his return to his former club in his new side’s 4-0 defeat
- The Denmark international rejected a new contract from the Bees this summer
- The 30-year-old instead decided instead to sign for Manchester United
- Eriksen was jeered during Brentford’s stunning 4-0 victory over his new club
Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen has revealed he was disappointed with being booed by his former club Brentford earlier this season.
Brentford signed Eriksen on a free transfer in January, with the club providing the Dane 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. Not only did he contribute a goal and four assists in his 11 appearances in the Premier League but he also won plaudits across the game for his passing, vision and style of play.
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 decided 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. He was also jeered when he touched the ball during the match.
‘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 as they suffered back-to-back defeats in a miserable 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.
Denmark play Croatia on Thursday before they host world champions France on Sunday.