Eriksen celebrates his first United goal

Sunday 13 November 2022 21:10

Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen says he enjoyed netting his first United goal our 2-1 win away at Fulham.

The Dane finished off a neat move as he turned in a low Bruno Fernandes cross to open the scoring at Craven Cottage.

United ran out eventual 2-1 winners in the closely contested match, courtesy of a late goal from substitute Alejandro Garnacho.

And after the victory, Christian spoke to both club media and Sky Sports to reflect on opening his account for the Reds.

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“I’ve felt like I’ve owed a few goals already, so it was nice to finally put one in,” he said in an interview with MUTV.

“I thought 'if it’s going to go on the other side I’ll be lucky to tap it in,' but in the end, it was a good run in general.

“I'm just happy to be on the scoresheet today and in the end, [it's the] last game before the World Cup and three points is lovely.”

Eriksen also assisted 18-year-old Garnacho’s last-minute winner, playing in the teenager who coolly steered the ball beyond the keeper.

“He is very direct and he does well," said Christian of the dynamic winger. "He’s starting to learn when to pass and when to dribble, which is getting there so really, he’s a big talent.

“Hopefully he’ll continue his journey and then it will fun to see him in the future.”

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Naturally, the goal prompted wild celebrations from the travelling fans, who will no doubt be pleased that United signed off before the World Cup break with a win.

“You want to finish as good as possible just before this break and I think they [the fans] definitely felt the same,” said Eriksen. “They know there’s no more games for a long time now for club football, so it’s a good win. It’s a good feeling to go off at the World Cup so it was a good night in the end.”

On United’s season up to this point, Cristian said: “Of course there’s been ups and downs. There’s been some losses, but you’ll get that and you’ll be disappointed but in general, I think we have bounced back from the loses we’ve had and really taken another step.

“The ugly wins are very important in the Premier League. It’s a long season, you need all those points you can get and today we fought hard to get it and it’s a lovely ending.”