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Former Manchester United player condemns fan’s ‘fatal mistake’ regarding Christian Eriksen



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Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has spoken out against fans dismissing Christian Eriksen, calling it a ‘fatal mistake’.

In an interview with Danish sports magazine Tipsbladet, Parker was very outspoken against the treatment of Eriksen, a Danish international, when he plays for Manchester United.

Eriksen signed a three-year deal with United in July 2022, joining the club as a free agent just one year after suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland.

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Despite the 32-year-old making 64 appearances for the Red Devils, he has failed to impress during his time at Old Trafford.   

Parker said: “Eriksen will probably leave the club in the summer, and then they’ll likely realise what a fatal mistake they made by not supporting him, when they’re subsequently forced to watch players week after week who are only at Manchester United to earn money.

“Here we have a player who gives everything for the badge, the fans, and the city, but they treat him as if he’s worthless.

“It almost sounds like the majority of the club’s fans are ready to book him a one-way ticket and a companion who can wheel him away in a wheelchair.

“So, he hasn’t lost his legs, but it may well be that he’s gradually lost the desire to play for Manchester United.”

Eriksen was subject to social media backlash after a disappointing 37-minute substitute appearance during United’s 2-1 defeat to Fulham at Old Trafford last weekend.

One frustrated fan took to social media platform X to express their frustration, saying: “Eriksen is absolutely useless. Passenger, should be one of the first players moved on in the summer.”

Another said: “Christian Eriksen is so washed, bro couldn’t even get a yellow for the team.”

However, Parker believes Eriksen has much more to give to Manchester United, labelling him a “scapegoat”, who gives “a thousand times more” than other Manchester United stars.