Manchester United have been linked with a move for a rejuvenated Christian Eriksen.

The Mail report United are ‘monitoring’ the Dane, who signed a short term contract with Brentford in January.

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Eriksen’s move to Brentford has been a big success so far, and he also scored two goals for Denmark during the international break.

The midfielder played a key role in Brentford’s surprise 4-1 win over Chelsea at the weekend, scoring one goal and creating three chances.

Don’t easily dismiss it

We have heard rumours linking Christian Eriksen with moves to Manchester United several times before, during his time at Tottenham.

Eriksen’s career was put on pause last year after his heart problems and near-death experience at Euro 2020 and his contract at Inter Milan was terminated. He then signed a short-term deal with Brentford and has been an immediate hit.

At 30, Eriksen still has more to give, and has been playing in a deeper midfield role at Brentford, showing an extra variety to his game.

It’s easy to dismiss this rumour, and speculate that United will have no business signing Eriksen in the summer. The club’s objective is likely to be to target younger players in the summer and moving forward.

Eriksen may be worth making an exception for. Consider that United are set to lose Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, and Paul Pogba all on free transfers this summer, the Dane could offset some of the quality which would be departing.

On a two-year-deal, Eriksen may yet have something to offer. On a free transfer, this would be a deal which would be hard to dislike.

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Eriksen could take some of the pressure off Bruno Fernandes in attack, and also provide some extra quality from set pieces too.

He is the kind of talented technical player who could thrive under potential new boss Erik ten Hag. Eriksen of course also played under alternative candidate Mauricio Pochettino for many years at Tottenham.

We are not convinced about the strength of United’s interest, so we will see how this progresses over the coming weeks, if at all.

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