Fans' Eriksen respect appreciated
Manchester United fans showed their appreciation for Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen during Monday’s meeting with the Bees at Old Trafford.
Eriksen, whose last appearance in M16 came for Tottenham back in December 2019, was warmly embraced when going over to take the visitors’ corners at either end of the stadium across the 90 minutes.
“I loved the touch from the Manchester United fans for the two corners, one either side [when they applauded him], that was very good," said Frank.
"He [Eriksen] performed well."
The Dane most notably tested the Reds' rearguard on multiple occasions, having produced a sublime ball from deep in the opening seconds of the game that nearly led to a rapid-fire opener for the visitors.
Eriksen and his team-mates’ efforts on the evening were ultimately in vain however, with Frank reserving some credit for the Reds’ performance in ensuring that was the case.
"United were on top of the game, without creating chance after chance, they had one top moment for the 1-0 game, credit to them for that situation. They didn’t create much but they were a bit on the ball in the first half. We were too hectic in spells.
“Fair play to Manchester United, they hit a very high performance first half, one of their best performances that I’ve seen recently,” the Bees’ head coach added.
“We were on top of the game [in the second half] and then we made a stupid mistake for the penalty, an unnecessary mistake. If we want to win at Old Trafford, we can’t concede that penalty and we can’t concede from a set-piece."