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Ex-Man United player rants that ‘ungrateful’ fans are making Christian Eriksen a “scapegoat”



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Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has stated that Christian Eriksen is being treated unfairly by fans at Old Trafford.

Christian Eriksen‘s role at Manchester United has been significantly reduced in the last six months, with the player having to make way for the emergence of Kobbie Mainoo under Erik ten Hag.

After playing 44 games last season (aside from a three-month injury), Eriksen has played just 20 under Ten Hag during 2023/24, with many feeling that the Danish international is starting to lose his legs.

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However, former Manchester United defender Paul Parker believes that Eriksen is becoming a scapegoat at the club, singling out Marcus Rashford as a player who should instead be in the spotlight.

“I think Eriksen is being treated unfairly by the fans,” Parker told Tipsbladet. “He’s been made the club’s scapegoat, even though there are so many other incompetent players in that club.

“He was unlucky when he got injured against Reading, and maybe he’s had a bit of difficulty finding his former level, but that doesn’t justify the criticism he’s received – especially after the loss to Fulham, where he didn’t even start.”

Speaking further, Parker included Marcus Rashford as an example of one player whom Eriksen gives “a thousand times more” than for the club.

This is despite reports explaining that Rashford is keen to continue at United and wants to be part of the new INEOS era by rediscovering his best form at Old Trafford.

“Eriksen gives himself a thousand times more than Rashford. A thousand times more. Why does he bother listening to it from the fans? They should be grateful because he chose to switch to Manchester United.”

Parker has often defended Eriksen during periods out of the team, claiming last season that fans “disrespected” the player while he was injured last season.

However, the main reason for Eriksen’s lack of minutes this year has been due to the undroppable form of Kobbie Mainoo, who has become an integral part of United’s XI since his return from injury in December.