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Eriksen: I should have come to Man Utd sooner

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The Danish midfielder has revived his career by securing a transfer to Man Utd this summer.

Christian Eriksen has revealed he wanted to join Manchester United when he was playing for Tottenham in the Premier League.

Eriksen ended up joining Inter, where he helped them winning the Scudetto in the 2020-21 season. However, a life-threatening heart incident during last year’s Euros forced him to seek a move away from the Nerazzurri. 

The Danish playmaker moved back to Brentford, where his brilliant performances secured him a move to Man Utd ahead of the next season.

Speaking to Man United’s website, the 30-year-old admitted he didn’t expect to come back to the Premier League after joining Inter.

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“I think from my career path before the incident in the Euros, the planning wasn’t to go back to the UK at all,” he said.

“I was thinking my time to go to Manchester United was before! Obviously, then I was at Spurs, and then went to Italy, but now to sit here is definitely something that I didn’t expect, but I’m also very happy that I’m here. It feels good, it feels good to be here.”

Eriksen scored once and provided four assists in his 11 Premier League appearances for Brentford last season. Speaking about his surprising transfer to the club last summer, he added: “I was planning to fulfil my contract there being in Italy.

But like I said, I took time to reflect, and taking in whoever calls and wanted to pick up. 

“Luckily, Thomas [Frank] rang and Brentford was very keen, and I could see myself playing there for six months and see how it went.”