Amid Cristiano Ronaldo voicing his desire to leave Manchester United in search of Champions League football, the club has made another to make up for the loss of Paul Pogba. Per Fabrizio RomanoChristian Eriksen has inked a three-year deal with the Red Devils.
Christian Eriksen will sign three year deal with Manchester United this week, medical already scheduled. Eriksen has already direct talk with Erik ten Hag, key factor. #MUFC
Man Utd are working to announce both Malacia and Eriksen as new signings this week.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 4, 2022
The last 12 months have been an absolute whirlwind for Eriksen. The Denmark international collapsed on the pitch in Copenhagen at Euro 2020 and had to be resuscitated, with many believing he’d never play football again. But after a long recovery, the new Manchester United midfielder returned to England, putting pen to paper on a six-month contract with Premier League newcomers Brentford.
Eriksen made his impact immediately felt for the Bees, scoring once and tallying four assists in 11 appearances. He actually had the chance to re-sign with Thomas Frank’s side, but Eriksen chose Manchester United instead.
Former club Tottenham also expressed an interest in signing the 30-year-old, but Antonio Conte backed out of a deal and that’s when the Red Devils swooped in and made it happen.
This is a fantastic move for Manchester United, but the future of Ronaldo is still very uncertain. The club obviously wants their No. 9 to stay put after scoring 18 goals in 30 appearances last term. However, the idea of playing in Europa for the first time in his career isnt appealing.
Nevertheless, United at least brought in another player to strengthen their squad in the hope of breaking into the top four in 2022-23.