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Christian Eriksen gives superb response when asked if he wants revenge against Andy Carroll for ankle injury

Rory O'Callaghan

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Christian Eriksen gives superb response when asked if he wants revenge against Andy Carroll for ankle injury

Christian Eriksen has given a typically classy response when asked if he wants revenge for the tackle which caused him a serious ankle injury earlier this season.

Eriksen, 31, joined Manchester United on a free transfer in the summer after leaving Brentford and immediately settled at Old Trafford.

He scored two goals and provided nine assists in a promising start for the Red Devils before suffering a major setback in January.

Eriksen sustained a serious ankle injury after being hit with a crunching tackle by Andy Carroll in United's 3-1 win over Reading in the fourth round of the FA Cup.


The injury ruled Eriksen out for more than three months, with the midfielder only making his return as a substitute in Saturday's 2-0 win over Everton.

When revisiting Carroll's challenge, Eriksen admits he knew straightaway that it could be serious.


"Yeah, I felt something," he told the UTD Podcast. "Normally, if you roll your ankle, you feel a bit of awareness and I actually stood up and I felt fine, I felt pretty stable.


"But then I did feel like something else. I felt my calf and higher up. I thought I might just skip it and then we scored so it was like perfect.

"We're winning 1-0 against Reading so let's call it a day and hopefully it’s nothing serious. But then it was."

Eriksen asked if he wants revenge

When asked if he is the type of person to want to seek revenge for the challenge, Eriksen gave a graceful response.


"No, I'm not that type of person," he added. "Maybe in '99 it was different but no, not that. I don't have that [little black book], no.

"For me, it was more the thing I was surprised he didn’t get a yellow card or anything like that. 'What is this?' But, no, I'm not in that way [of getting revenge]."

Eriksen could continue his comeback when United face Sevilla in their Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday.

Erik ten Hag's side then face Nottingham Forest away from home in the Premier League on Sunday.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Christian Eriksen, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Andy Carroll

Rory O'Callaghan
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