Christian Eriksen has provided an explanation for his decision to choose Manchester United over several other offers.
Following the conclusion of a brief contract at Brentford, the Danish international was contacted by a number of teams in the summer of 2022. He ultimately made the decision to go to Old Trafford because he wanted to show that he could still compete at the highest level after having a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 a year earlier.
Eriksen explained why he decided to join the Red Devils to Viaplay, saying: “It is one of the biggest clubs in the world. It was a redemption after what had happened earlier, and like proving that you could get an offer from United. It was great. It’s a huge club I’ve joined. I had enough [opportunities]. I had enough options to choose from, but it was all about finding the right one.
“Of course, Brentford wanted me to stay but I would say where I am in my career, I had the opportunity to step up to what I had dreamed of and hoped for. I wanted to kick-start my career by coming to an even bigger address [club], and I succeeded.”
After being forced to break off his relationship with Serie A team Inter due to having a defibrillator installed, Eriksen made his competitive football comeback at Brentford in February.
The former Tottenham star performed admirably while playing for the Bees in the Premier League, which helped him secure a three-year contract with Manchester United.
The 30-year-old playmaker has made seven appearances for United so far, and since Sunday’s home game against Leeds was cancelled, he will be hoping to play in their Europa League match against Sheriff on Thursday.