Christian Eriksen Joins Manchester United
Christian Eriksen joins Manchester United after leaving Brentford as a free agent. The Danish international had an awful Euros 2021, after having a cardiac issue. He later joined Brentford January 2022 for the remainder of 2021/22 season. However on his return to football he performed fantastically well. Eriksen chose Manchester United amid offers from other clubs including Brentford.
Manchester United is pleased to confirm that Christian Eriksen has joined the club, signing a contract until June 2025. The midfielder has been capped 115 times for Denmark, scoring 38 goals for his country. Eriksen has played 237 games in the Premier League, registering 52 goals and 71 assists.
Christian Eriksen Comments on His Transfer
Eriksen talking about his move to Manchester United: “Manchester United is a special club, and I cannot wait to start. 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.
“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.”
Manchester United Football Director’s Comment
John Murtough, Manchester United Football Director, speaking on signing Eriksen and the qualities he adds to the team:
“Christian has been one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe throughout his career. It is no surprise that he had so many options this summer. Also we are really happy that he joins and that this is the right club for him.
“In addition to his outstanding technique, Christian will add valuable experience and leadership skills to the squad. Furthermore we are looking forward to seeing the benefits of these qualities on the pitch this coming season and beyond.”