Manchester United are finally moving in the market and after announcing Tyrell Malacia’s arrival at the start of this month, Christian Eriksen was unveiled as the club’s second signing of the summer on Friday.
The 30-year-old was a free agent after impressing at Brentford last season and was selected to strengthen Erik ten Hag’s midfield, an area he had identified as one in need of reinforcements.
Eriksen has signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford and his signing has been hailed by many United fans, with Bastian Schweinsteiger now becoming the latest to react to the news.
Great news for the world of football! I'm very happy for @ChrisEriksen8 that he found back to old strength & can reward himself with signing at a great football club. Respect!
Without a doubt, a brilliant player with a lot of experience. Definetly a good transfer for @ManUtd. https://t.co/OGrB9fHCJb
— Bastian Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) July 15, 2022
“Great news for the world of football,” Schweinsteiger said on Twitter. “I’m very happy for Christian Eriksen that he found back to old strength and can reward himself with signing at a great football club.
“Respect! Without a doubt, a brilliant player with a lot of experience. Definitely a good transfer for Manchester United,” he added.
Schweinsteiger spent 18 months at United after being signed by Louis van Gaal but the German icon struggled to convince Jose Mourinho, who eventually sanctioned his sale.
Eriksen has displayed extraordinary courage and resilience to recover from his cardiac arrest roughly one year ago and not many could have seen him signing for United in the aftermath of that incident.
The former Tottenham and Inter Milan star took the Premier League by storm when he joined Brentford and he definitely improves the squad at Old Trafford.
He was a mainstay in the Brentford side but he’s set for fierce competition at United, with Bruno Fernandes currently occupying his favourite position. He has, however, been conditioned to play deeper recently – a more Schweinsteiger-esque role.