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Christian Eriksen reveals talks with three ex-Man Utd managers concerning transfer

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Christian Eriksen has revealed that he mentioned a possible transfer to Manchester United with every of the membership’s final three everlasting managers.

The 30-year-old joined United on a free switch from Brentford earlier this month and has impressed in two friendlies in opposition to Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano so far.

However Eriksen has lengthy been linked with a transfer to Outdated Trafford, with the Crimson Devils most notably tabling an in the end unsuccessful supply in the summertime of 2019 when he was seeking to depart Tottenham.

Talking after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Rayo, Eriksen mentioned lastly signing on at United and why he ignored earlier advances.

“Even at Spurs, I spoke to each supervisor who’s been right here at Man Utd to see what the state of affairs was,” he stated. “However I used to be at Spurs on the time and I actually could not see myself taking part in in one other English staff at the moment. I went overseas and went to Inter.”

Eriksen was requested to verify then whether or not he had held talks with every of Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a couple of switch, to which he replied: “Yeah.

“It has been on the books, effectively, not on the books nevertheless it’s been spoken about. For me, it wasn’t the (proper) timing, it wasn’t there and I used to be at a spot at Spurs for a very long time and I wished to attempt 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 the profession path I had in thoughts a bit. Then clearly to come back again to Brentford to start with after which to be right here is one thing I did not suppose might occur a yr in the past.

“I’ve all the time trusted my soccer skills. There have all the time been completely different golf equipment. Clearly, I used to be at Brentford final season, it was a bit new for me nevertheless it went effectively, I had a beautiful time however going to Manchester after, the fanbase and the membership, it is the most important.”

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90min reported earlier this yr that Tottenham had been weighing up a transfer to carry Eriksen again to north London as soon as his contract at Brentford expired, however ultimately determined in opposition to a pursuit – one thing which was confirmed by the Dane.

“It 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 Utd had been very early on, very optimistic and I had good conversations,” Eriksen added.

“It was very optimistic 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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