Eriksen: Old Trafford is ‘perfect place’ for debut
New Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen is excited by the prospect of making his Reds debut at Old Trafford.
During his first interview with club media, the playmaker revealed how it felt to play at the Theatre of Dreams as an opposition player and explained how he is looking forward to his potential competitive United debut, against Brighton & Hove Albion on 7 August.
Eriksen has visited Old Trafford in the past with his former clubs and received a warm reception from the crowd when representing Brentford towards the end of last term.
He says that playing at our historic stadium is “very special,” but believes it will a different feeling when he is lining up for the home side.
“[Matches at Old Trafford have] always been very good,” he said. “There have been some very tough games in between, but always good memories.
“It’s always been very special to play at Old Trafford. In general, playing against such a big club like Manchester United, there’s always something with it. Like I said, it’s going to be weird being on the other side.”
The 30-year-old could make his Premier League bow for the team when the Reds host Brighton next month.
Previewing this fixture with the Seagulls, Eriksen said: “It’ll be very intense and, hopefully, a good way to start off my United career.
"[It’s] the perfect place to do it, at Old Trafford.”
Then comes a return to Brentford's Community Stadium in our first away game of 2022/23.
“It will be fun to see the fans in stadium,” he said. “The atmosphere in the stadium was very nice [when I played here previously]. It was a very, very good feeling and an impressive atmosphere.”
Christian Eriksen could make his first appearance in club colours this weekend, with the Reds facing Atletico Madrid in Oslo on Saturday and Rayo Vallecano the following day at Old Trafford.
Both games are live on the United App, MUTV and ManUtd.com.
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