Eriksen Reveals He Turned Down Man Utd Several Times Previously

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Christian Eriksen has revealed he turned down approaches from Manchester United three times over the course of his career.

Eriksen, who signed with United last month, made the revelation that he’d spoken with several former Red Devils managers.

“I’ve spoken to every manager who’s been here at Man United to see what the situation was,” former Tottenham midfielder Eriksen said.

“But I was at Spurs at the time and I really couldn’t see myself playing in another English team at that time. I went abroad and went to Inter.

“It’s been on the books, well, not on the books but it’s been spoken about. For me, it wasn’t the (right) timing, it wasn’t there and I was at a place at Spurs for a long time and I wanted to try something abroad and I went to Inter and ended up having a lovely time.

“But then obviously something happened in the summer and that changed a bit the career path I had in mind, and then obviously to come back to Brentford first of all and then to be here is something I didn’t think could happen a year ago.”

The Denmark international, who suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 last year, has had several club changes over the past 12 months.

Italian rules meant he was unable to play with a pacemaker, inserted after the cardiac arrest, with Inter Milan, leading to his move to Brentford. There was also speculation of a return to Spurs.

“It was only talk,” he said about the Spurs link.

“They never really came with anything so it wasn’t really a thing for me to go back to Tottenham at the time and Man United were very early on, very positive and I had good conversations.

“It was very positive from the first few phone calls already and the club felt like they wanted me, so it was on for a long time.”

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