Former Tottenham and Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen has signed a three-year deal with Manchester United.
Eriksen, who spent six months at Brentford last season after leaving Inter Milan, was forced to quit Italy after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Euros last summer and being fitted with a defibrillator, which is not allowed in the Italian top flight.
However, the Danish international is eligible to compete in England and was seen out and about in Manchester for the first time on Sunday, greeted by the almost-mythical Mancunian weather as he strolled the rainy streets with an umbrella.
Eriksen flourished under Thomas Frank at Brentford and will be looking to continue his success at Manchester United.Erik ten Hag’s first Premier League game in charge of the club comes at home to Brighton on Sunday, August 7.
Eriksen expressed his excitement at joining United, saying: “Manchester United is a special club, and I cannot wait to get started. I have had the privilege of playing at Old Trafford many times but to do it in the red shirt of United will be an amazing feeling.”
He also praised Erik ten Hag’s coaching abilities, saying: “I have seen Erik’s work at Ajax and know the level of detail and preparation that he and his staff put into every day. It is clear that he is a fantastic coach.
Having spoken with him and learned more about his vision and the way he wants the team to play, I am even more excited for the future.” Eriksen’s signing marks a significant move for Manchester United, who are looking to improve on their disappointing last season.
With his experience and skills on the pitch, Eriksen will undoubtedly add depth and quality to the team’s midfield. As one of football’s great comeback stories continues, United fans eagerly anticipate seeing Eriksen pull on the red shirt and help lead the team to success in the coming seasons.