Thomas Frank didn't agree with Brentford fans booing Christian Eriksen

Thomas Frank didn’t agree with Brentford fans booing Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen in yesterday’s Premier League clash.

The Danish playmaker returned to the Gtech Community Stadium for the first since opting to join Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils over re-joining the Bees.

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The 30-year-old, who signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford following the expiry of his short-term deal with the west London outfit, was part of the United side that were humbled 4-0 in yesterday’s second Premier League game of the new season.

When announcing his name on the United team sheet at the Community Stadium, there was whistling and booing, and that could also be heard during the match whenever United’s number 14 touched the ball.

With Brentford dismantling a mentally fragile Manchester United, the chant only got louder: ‘You only went for the money’, radiated across the stands.

Thomas Frank didn’t agree with Brentford fans booing Christian Eriksen

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Following the cardiac arrest he suffered at last summer’s European Championships, Eriksen was given a route back into professional football with the Bees.

But after having an influential role in the promoted side’s impressive end of season form which saw them move comfortably clear of the relegation zone – Eriksen may have been anticipating a warmer return to his old stomping ground.

But football is a fickle game and Eriksen’s heroics from last season were quickly forgotten, but Frank didn’t agree with the reception his former number 21 got from sections of the crowd.

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Speaking in his post-match press conference, the fellow Dane said: “I understand that fans can react like that.

“Personally, I think as a club we need to show class, respect and integrity in everything we do. At least that’s what I try to do every day.

“It is good to emphasize that not every fan participated in it. But I think we should applaud players who return.

“Of course humour is part of the sport and you can sing quite a bit, but booing and whistling? That’s not a class. I don’t like that. I would never do that.”

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