MANCHESTER UNITED star Rasmus Hojlund was slammed by a San Marino veteran after claiming he was targeted during their clash.
Roberto Di Maio hit back after the striker suggested San Marino players tried to "crush" him during Denmark's 2-1 win on Tuesday.
Hojlund, scored the opening goal but appeared to be in pain when he was substituted following a heavy challenge by Di Maio.
Denmark captain Simon Kjaer claimed he heard overheard opposition players telling each other to "go for Hojlund's knees".
Di Maio hit out at Hojlund and accused the United star of making fun of him and his team-mates.
He wrote on social media: "Today I read that Mr 80 million is complaining because yesterday he received less than great treatment from the defenders of San Marino.
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"Well dear, probably in football like today where physical contact has disappeared you can allow yourself to make fun of us little opponents with ugly and repeated gestures or to simulate at every opportunity hoping for the VAR for a penalty.
"I would have liked to see you 15 years ago when only real men played football! You were a disappointment Hojlund, good luck."
Di Maio was also unhappy with Hojlund's celebration as the striker made a shushing gesture after finding the back of the net.
Kjaer is said to have flagged San Marino's treatment of Hojlund to the referee.
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The 20-year-old complained about the aggressive approach of San Marino after the match.
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He said: "I feel they targeted me, as you can see at the end.
"I understand Italian and I could hear them saying that they had the idea to crush me.
"You can see from the images that he only had one idea in mind."
In response, San Marino defender Alessandro Tosi said: "That's not true.
"We only told him that he was not behaving properly. What he did was not necessary. He is a very strong striker, but he was not fair at all.
"I haven't lost respect for him completely, but we expected better behaviour. His behaviour when celebrating was unacceptable."
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