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Rasmus Højlund responds to Christian Eriksen’s “unhappy” Man United interview



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Rasmus Højlund has responded to an interview Christian Eriksen gave where he revealed he is not happy with his game-time at Manchester United.

Christian Eriksen‘s two seasons at Manchester United have seen his playtime dwindle from an important starter to an occasional bench appearance following a three-month ankle problem.

Eriksen has formed a brilliant partnership with Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes last campaign, but an injury against Reading in January 2023 saw the Danish international lose his starting spot.

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This has since been taken by Kobbie Mainoo, who is now a firm starter under Ten Hag, and with Mason Mount back from injury soon, Eriksen’s place is slipping from his grasp.

The veteran midfielder is currently away on international duty but revealed he has spoken to Erik ten Hag over concerns surrounding his playing time.

“I have had a conversation with Erik about being unhappy with the situation and wanting to play as much as possible, but I am available and need to be available for the team, which I am and always will be,” he said.

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“He said it was the team he had chosen, and Kobbie is doing well and the rest of the midfield is also performing well, so there is competition for places, which is expected when playing for a top club. There is great competition within the team.

While Eriksen has stressed that it is not “keeping him up at night”, Rasmus Højlund has sympathised with his club and Danish international teammate.

“I myself have sat on the bench for FC Copenhagen, so I know what that means,” Højlund told TV2. “But he holds his head high, and he is a class player. There is absolutely no doubt about that.

“There is no concern at all from me about it. Of course, you want to play football. And I’m sure he does too. [But] he trains well and is still very positive and very helpful, so it’s not a big deal. [Eriksen is] a real professional.”