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Romano drops Manchester United update on Christian Eriksen

Manchester United have met with Christian Eriksen’s agent to discuss a move to Old Trafford for the Danish star.

What’s the news?

That’s according to Fabrizio Romano, who told GiveMeSport: “With Christian Eriksen, they had a conversation, a direct discussion with his agent Martin Schoots a few days ago, they discussed about a potential contract, so it’s a possibility, but Tottenham and Brentford are also pushing for him to go next season.”

This is good news for Erik ten Hag, who is looking to add some quality to his midfield ahead of next season.

He’s Pogba 2.0

Ten Hag has a major summer rebuilding job at his hands, and with players such as Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard all having left the club, he will require midfield reinforcements.

Eriksen has been in great form for Brentford since joining them in January on a short-term deal, scoring once and registering four assists. These performances have gathered attention from the likes of United and Newcastle, with the Bees looking increasingly likely to lose the player in the summer.

With 236 Premier League appearances to his name, he can bring plenty of experience to the Red Devils’ squad.

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FBRef’s similar player model has compared Eriksen to Paul Pogba, with the two being alike in terms of playing style, while their statistics from last season are quite similar.

Both generated more than 50 shot-creating actions in the 2021/22 campaign (Eriksen 53, Pogba 51), although it was the Dane match average of 5.08 compared to Pogba’s 3.4 which shows his effectiveness when it comes to creating chances.

Defensively, Eriksen won only three fewer tackles than Pogba (10 to 13) despite playing nine fewer matches, and along with a lot of other metrics would have been similar or better to the Frenchman, he played for the majority of the season.

There is no doubt that Ten Hag will gain one of the best playmakers around if he signs the 30-year-old, but he needs to act fast given the interest from elsewhere.

AND in other news, Forget De Jong: Man Utd now join race for £28.8m-rated “machine”, he’s Ten Hag’s dream

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