Ornstein backs Manchester United to get double deal for De Jong and Eriksen done

The Athletic transfer expert David Ornstein believes Manchester United will get deals for Frenkie de Jong and Christian Eriksen done.

Ornstein spoke to Hayters TV to give his views on the lay of the land with regard to United’s two key targets.

He was the journalist who broke the news Manchester United had offered a contract to the Dane, who becomes a free agent from July 1.

United are waiting for his response, while negotiations with Barcelona over Frenkie de Jong drag on without a resolution so far.

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Ornstein backs Manchester United to get double deal for De Jong and Eriksen done

United are one of three teams in the mix with Brentford and Tottenham over Eriksen’s future. Only the midfielder really knows his future, and there have been conflicting reports in the media over which way he will lean.

Ornstein was asked to give his prediction, based on his information, and responded: “I’m going to get this completely wrong, but I think Christian Eriksen may end up at Manchester United.”

His response reflects the uncertain landscape over what Eriksen will do, but offers hope after The Guardian had suggested this week he would turn United down for a stay in London.

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Speaking on the protracted Frenkie de Jong saga, Ornstein was also optimistic, but warned supporters to stay patient.

He said: “Frenkie de Jong is a transfer that number of people you speak to, are convinced he will end up at Manchester Unitd. Now, it may be a painful and long process for United and their fans. But in the end it’s likely Erik ten Hag will get his man.”

The comments offer some reassurance United may eventually secure their top transfer targets, but it doesn’t sound like either will be getting announced imminently – although it would be great if they were.

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