Man United unveil Eriksen

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Christian Eriksen has finally been unveiled as a Manchester United player following his transfer to Old Trafford.

United announced a deal to sign the former Tottenham and Brentford star well over a week ago on July 15, but the wait to see the Dane in Red Devils kit is now over.

Eriksen has signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford.

Eriksen arrived at the club’s Carrington training ground for the first time Tuesday morning, along with fellow summer signing Lisandro Martinez.

It appears the 30-year-old had a busy first day, as tried on his new kit, posed for photographs, and sat for an interview as he was formally announced as a Man United player later the same day.

Martinez is yet to be spotted in United kit, after the club announced an agreement to sign the Argentine defender from Ajax on July 17.

But, after being pictured in the passenger seat of Eriksen’s car, it appears only a matter of time before his move is also made official.

Eriksen has signed a three-year contract with the Red Devils after his short-term deal with Brentford expired.

The Bees were one of the only clubs willing to take a chance on the Dane after his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, with Inter Milan being forced to let him go due to Serie A rules.

The Danish playmaker gave his first interview as a Red Devil, highlighting Erik ten Hag’s role in his joining United.

He mentioned ‘football’ as one of the key reasons for his decision.

Eriksen stated, “I mean, I’m a guy who wants to play football and I think, with the idea of the manager coming in and the ideas he had, and also with my conversations with him, I mean I could see myself playing football in Manchester.

“And, at the same time, it’s a very, very big club – if not the biggest.

“If you pronounce it anywhere, they know where it’s from, they know where the locals come from.

It has a big history and it’s a nice feeling to be part of something that is that big in history.

“I want to come here to play football, I don’t come here just for the logo itself, I want to come here and play.”

Eriksen would perfectly suit Ten Hag’s brand of football and would offer good competition to the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Donny Van de Beek in the team.

The 30 year old is technically sound and a wonderful creator. His vision would help United unlock opposition defences, especially in a low block.

The Dane went on to say, “Obviously, to speak with the manager and hear his ideas and have conversations with him on the football terms, was great and ideal for me to get the decision and the possibility of coming to Manchester United.”

“I think my style of play hopefully fits in with his ideas and, hopefully, it’s something that will connect in a good and positive way.”

“So, of course, his style of football, I think it suits me.”

 

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