Christian Eriksen is finally a Manchester United player, and you can’t blame us for being excited about seeing what the 30-year-old can bring to Erik ten Hag’s midfield next season.
Former Manchester United player Quinton Fortune thinks a player with the Dane’s creativity has been needed in the middle of the pitch.
“We’ve been missing some creativity, this guy has got creativity, whoever’s playing up front needs to make the run, he will find out,” Fortune told the official Manchester United podcast.
Question marks over whether Eriksen could still control games in the Premier League following his cardiac arrest a year ago faded shortly after he joined Brentford in January on a six-month contract.
Fortune added: “I’m so excited to see him in a red jersey, [it is] amazing how they loved him at Brentford, how he changed the team when he came in. So [he’s a] great signing.”
The Denmark international was brilliant in a double pivot under Thomas Frank and we could see him play that role in a United shirt next term. Hopefully, alongside Frenkie de Jong…
Moreover, during his time at Tottenham Hotspur, Eriksen was recognised as one of the best playmakers in the league.
Eriksen played a key role in Brentford finishing 13th, which isn’t bad a for a newly promoted side. They tried to keep him this summer, but the midfielder ultimately decided to move to Old Trafford on a free transfer.
We don’t expect to see Eriksen in action until the Atletico Madrid pre-season match next week.