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“Not sure about that…” – Christian Eriksen fires back after Copenhagen coach’s criticism



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Christian Eriksen has fired back after Copenhagen manager Jacob Neestrup sent a shot at Manchester United’s Old Trafford atmosphere.

Manchester United are due to kick off against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday afternoon in the Champions League, with both clubs needing a win to keep their knockout qualification hopes alive.

The two sides last met two weeks ago where Harry Maguire and Andrè Onana performed well to hand Erik ten Hag a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford, but Neestrup threw a shot at the United fans on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the upcoming tie.

“What can they [United] expect? I would say with all the respect I felt when I stepped into Old Trafford, then I felt the historical atmosphere,” Neestrup told reporters.

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“But you can’t compare Old Trafford with Parken because the intensity is times 100 in terms of what we played in two weeks ago. Then this is a standard [that], for me, is way above Premier League, to be honest.”

This, of course, is a very bold claim, considering the prestige that Old Trafford has – and Christian Eriksen, also speaking on Tuesday evening, defended his home turf, dismissing Neestrup’s comments.

“I expect a special atmosphere, but 100 times better than Old Trafford? I’m not sure about that,” he said.

Ten Hag also had his say on the matter, explaining: “I’m looking forward to it. The team has experienced hostile environments, like Barcelona last year, and we can perform well and get good results.”