Christian Eriksen has revealed how a phone conversation from Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag influenced his decision to join the club in the 2022 summer transfer window.
The Denmark international was determined to leave his options open after signing a six-month contract with Brentford on transfer deadline day last January.
Thereafter, the 31-year-old became a free agent after running out of his contract with The Bees.
Eriksen has flourished since returning to the Premier League in west London, emerging as one of the best creators in the entire division.
Unsurprisingly, United came calling soon after the season ended, looking for a potential deal.
Eriksen recalled the incident before returning from injury against Everton.
Christian Eriksen reveals the phone call from Erik Ten Hag
While talking about his transfer to Man United, Eriksen, on the latest episode of the UTD Podcast, said: “Well, I ended up being at Brentford until the summer, obviously and the contract was running out. So I was free to talk to other clubs and I kept my possibilities open.”
“At the time, I wasn’t closed down on going back to Brentford, I wanted to see what else came in or [if] something could tempt me away from how good it was there. And then, of course, United came in.”
The former Spurs midfielder further added saying, “[I was] speaking to the manager [Erik ten Hag] on the phone and then I could actually see myself going to United.”
“Luckily, they pulled through [to make the move] and I did as well. So, in the end, coming here was definitely very special.”
Christian Eriksen was one of Manchester United’s standout performers in the first half of the season, with the Danish international impressing until suffering a catastrophic ankle injury.
Recently, the midfielder made his return from injury, coming off the bench in 2-0 victory against Everton.
Eriksen has appeared in 32 games for Manchester United in all competitions, scoring twice and assisting on nine others