Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen has explained why he wears the number 14 shirt for the club.

Eriksen signed for Manchester United in the summer on a free transfer, after his short-term contract with Brentford had expired.

The Dane has quickly become a fan favourite, establishing himself as a regular in Erik ten Hag’s midfield.

Eriksen leads United for assists, and scored his first goal for the club in the final game before the break for the World Cup.

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Why Christian Eriksen wears number 14

When Christian Eriksen sealed his move to Manchester United in July, he was unveiled as the club’s number 14.

The shirt had become vacant after Jesse Lingard was released at the end of June.

Eriksen has explained his son chose his squad number, choosing it as the best available, and it wasn’t necessarily his choice.

He told the club website: “I didn’t pick it, my son picked it! We had a few options, a few numbers and I wrote him a list of the numbers available, and he picked number 14.”

Eriksen went on to add he is feeling very settled since signing for United, with his family enjoying life in Manchester.

He said: “It’s been good, I’ve only been here a few months, but it already feels like I’ve been here a lot longer, which is positive.

“Then you know that you feel at home straight away, which me and my family have done. So, I think we are settling in, getting to know everyone, but also the football style and how people are. It’s been a nice first few months.”

Eriksen saw his Denmark side eliminated from the World Cup last night, with one point from three games.

This is a positive for Manchester United, it should ensure he is available for the team’s next Premier League fixture on December 27.

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