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Why Christian Eriksen decided to join Manchester United

Christian Eriksen has explained why he decided to make the switch to Manchester United this summer.

Eriksen joined Manchester United as a free agent following the expiration of his six-month contract with Brentford.

Following his Brentford exit, Eriksen had a number of suitors, including his former club Tottenham.

Spurs have Champions League football in 2022/23 and are also headed up by Antonio Conte, the man Eriksen won the Serie A with in 2020/21.

As a result, the Dane opting to sign for Manchester United this summer was slightly surprising. Now though, the midfielder has explained his decision.

When asked why he signed for United, Eriksen said: “I mean, I’m a guy who wants to play football and I think, with the idea of the manager coming in and the ideas he had, and also with my conversations with him, I mean I could see myself playing football in Manchester.

“And, at the same time, it’s a very, very big club – if not the biggest. If you pronounce it anywhere, they know where it’s from, they know where the locals come from.

“Obviously, to speak with the manager and hear his ideas and have conversations with him on the football terms, was great and ideal for me to get the decision and the possibility of coming to Manchester United.”

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