Christian Eriksen admits Manchester United players are saddened by the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Danish midfielder insists the ‘reds’ will firmly move on.
Before the opening of the 2022 World Cup, the 37-year-old captain of the Portuguese team Cristiano Ronaldo conducted a sҺocking interview with journalist Piers Morgan criticizing the Manchester United owner club. This led to the Old Trafford team reaching an agreement to terminate the contract 7 months ahead of time with CR7.
Ronaldo’s departure does not seem to cast a dark shadow on the ‘red devils’ of Manchester. After the World Cup finals, MU k𝔦cked off two winning matches against Burnley (2-0 in the League Cup) and Nottingham Forest (3-0 in the Premier League) even though there was no Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad.
Ronaldo has left Man Utd. PHOTO: GETTY
After the win against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford, MU midfielder Christian Eriksen expressed admiration for the legacy that Ronaldo once had in the ‘theater of dreams’, but he also insisted it was time for MU to have to. advance.
Christian Eriksen said: ‘First of all, we are very sad that Ronaldo is no longer in the team. His legacy and name at any club is very special. And for me, being fortunate enough to play with him in his career is a great thing.
But football goes on. You will feel that, after the next games, everyone will forget how everything happened before. And now our focus is the same as when Ronaldo wasn’t here.”
MU players celebrate the goal against Nottingham Forest. PHOTO: GETTY
Three goals from Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Fred against Nottingham Forest helped MU have four consecutive wins in all competitions. Christian Eriksen, who set up Rashford to score the opener from MU’s superb corner k𝔦ck, gave an insight into what went on inside the team’s dressing room after the victory.
Christian Eriksen said: ‘It was the first game in the Premier League after the World Cup, so obviously getting the win back was important. And of course now, with a 3-0 home win at Old Trafford, it’s a good feeling and a good start. We have a lot of people coming back from the World Cup, people are finally coming back and people are coming together.
Eriksen admits MU players are sad when Ronaldo is no longer in the team. PHOTO: GETTY
The atmosphere is very good. It helps MU win the matches. Before we h𝔦t the road for the World Cup, we had a few good games and won. That makes it easier to come back and start like this. We are in a good position. We started the season very differently than we do now.
Football is different now than it was in the beginning. We had a few defeats in some games, but I think then we caught up and built up since then. You feel that in the team and the system is working. This is something you have to believe in and I think we are doing it now.”
Eriksen is becoming an indispensable link in coach Erik Ten Hag’s squad at Man United. PHOTO: GETTY
Manchester United are still fifth on the Premier League table, 1 point behind Tottenham in fourth place but the ‘red devils’ have one match left to play. In the next match, the Old Trafford team will meet Wolves on New Year’s Eve before welcoming Bournemouth on 3-1-2023 (UK time).