‘No transfer can make me more happy this season!’: Manchester United fans hail ‘hugely shrewd’ free Christian Eriksen signing on social media… and claim it will ‘give Bruno Fernandes the kick up the a*** he needs most weeks’
- Christian Eriksen made his return to football with Brentford in January 2022
- The 30-year-old picked up a goal and four assists in his time with the Bees
- Most Manchester United fans seem thrilled with the agreement to sign Eriksen
- One labelled him ‘the personality you need around the team’ and ‘Danish magic’
Manchester United fans have given emphatic backing to the signing of Christian Eriksen after the midfielder agreed verbally to join the club on a free transfer.
The 30-year-old made an excellent return to football with the Bees last season, picking up five goal contributions in 11 games in his first competitive football since collapsing on the pitch at Euro 2020.
He also returned to the Danish national side, scoring twice in six appearances this year.
Denmark’s Christian Eriksen has agreed verbally to join Manchester United on a free transfer
Most Man United fans were thrilled at the prospect of Eriksen joining their midfield
Most fans were thrilled at the verbal agreement and saw it as an excellent piece of business. One tweeted: ‘Very happy with Eriksen. Quality player, top professional and great guy!
He’s the personality you need around the team. Welcome to Manchester United, Christian!!! Danish Magic.’
Another said: ‘Why am I so happy with this Eriksen deal? Glory to God. No transfer can make me more happy this season, not even de Jong.’
Bruno Fernandes may benefit from the presence of another world-class creative midfielder
Some United supporters felt Eriksen would help get the best out of the rest of the squad
Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong did look certain to join United, although Chelsea are now thought to be a preparing bid should the deal fall through.
Other supporters focused on what Eriksen’s signing will mean for the squad, with one tweeting: ‘Think this a hugely shrewd move from MUFC, which is not something we say often. Clearly still has what it takes and gives us another option ahead of the new season.’
The sentiment was shared by another fan, who said: ‘Happy with that Eriksen signing, on a free it’s defo a no brainier. Hopefully give Bruno the kick up the a*** he needs most weeks.’
Eriksen made his return to football with Brentford last season after collapsing at Euro 2020
Some fans questioned the logic of signing a player in his 30s, but they were in the minority
Bruno Fernandes had a disappointing 2021/2 season by his high standards and often seemed frustrated during attacking moves.
The addition of another world-class creative midfielder could help get the best out of the Portuguese star.
There were some who felt Eriksen was too old to be a top signing, with one tweet reading: ‘Honestly I am not a fan of this particular signing, Eriksen is too old for EPL and a rebuilding team’, but the majority of fans seem excited about the Danish star.