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Manchester United sign Christian Eriksen on three-year contract

The 30-year-old has strengthened Erik ten Hag’s midfield options at Old Trafford after opting against remaining at Brentford, where he enjoyed an impressive stint on loan last season.

Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen has signed a three-year deal with Manchester United (Photo/Getty Images)

Manchester United have completed the signing of Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen on a three-year contract until June 2025, the club announced on Friday evening.

The 30-year-old has strengthened Erik ten Hag’s midfield options at Old Trafford after opting against remaining at Brentford, where he enjoyed an impressive stint on loan last season.

The midfielder who has been capped 115 times for Denmark has notched 38 goals for his country and amassed 237 games in the Premier League for Tottenham and Brentford registering 52 goals and 71 assists for the two clubs.

The move sees Eriksen reunite with Ten Hag, who helped facilitate the midfielder’s return from the cardiac arrest he suffered at Euro 2020 inviting him to train with Ajax during his rehabilitation.

Christian Eriksen said: “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.”

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Eriksen was settled in London with his family at Brentford, but has been attracted by the prospect of working under Ten Hag and being part of United’s new era under the Dutchman.

“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. I still have major ambitions in the game, there is a huge amount that I know I can achieve, and this is the perfect place to continue my journey.”

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The highly rated midfielder will not fly to Australia for the final two games of United’s pre-season tour but will link up with his new teammates before their trip to Oslo on 30 July, where they will face Atletico Madrid.

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Eriksen, who returned to football after having an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) fitted following his cardiac arrest at last summer’s Euros, could have returned to Brentford.

He joined the Bees in January after being released by Inter Milan because players who have an ICD fitted are not allowed to play in Serie A.


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