Christian Eriksen has revealed quite a few Manchester United managers have tried to signal him up to now, after lastly finishing a transfer to the membership this summer season.
Eriksen has accomplished a free switch transfer to the Purple Devils after his contract with Brentford expired, with the midfielder having made his debut throughout Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid earlier than that includes 24 hours later in opposition to Rayo Vallecano in United’s last pre-season fixture earlier than the Premier League season.
The 30-year-old has revealed that United first expressed an curiosity in signing him throughout his six-and-a-half season spell at Tottenham, admitting that he held talks with quite a few former Manchester United managers over the prospect of transferring to Outdated Trafford.
“Even once I was at Spurs, I’ve spoken to each supervisor who’s been right here at Man United to see what the state of affairs was,” stated Eriksen.
“However I used to be at Spurs on the time and I actually couldn’t see myself taking part in in one other English workforce at the moment. I went overseas and went to Inter.
“So, it’s been on the books, properly, not on the books nevertheless it’s been spoken about. For me, it wasn’t the best timing, it wasn’t there and I used to be at a spot at Spurs for a very long time and I wished to strive one thing overseas and I went to Inter and ended up having a beautiful time.
“However then clearly one thing occurred in the summertime and that modified a bit the profession path I had in thoughts, after which clearly to come back again to Brentford, initially, after which to be right here is one thing I didn’t assume may occur a yr in the past.”
Eriksen was linked with a return to Spurs this summer season, earlier than turning into certainly one of Erik ten Hag’s first signings as United supervisor.
The Denmark worldwide admitted a return to north London ‘wasn’t actually a factor’ regardless of some talks together with his former facet and revealed United’s robust curiosity led to his transfer to Manchester.
“That was solely speak, they by no means actually got here with something so it wasn’t actually a factor for me to return to Tottenham on the time and Man United have been very early on, very constructive and I had good conversations.
“It was very constructive from the primary few telephone calls already and the membership felt like they wished me, so it was on for a very long time.”
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