Manchester United join Christian Eriksen race

Christian Eriksen has emerged as a target for new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.

United manager is looking for midfield reinforcements – and is looking to make his budget stretch as far as possible as he plots to bring in six new signings this summer. Eriksen has now emerged as an option for the Reds after his brilliant cameo with Brentford since January.

The 30-year-old Dane is back to his best after being released by Inter Milan when he had to be fitted with an implantable cardiovascular defibrillator when he suffered a cardiac arrest playing for Denmark at the Euros almost a year ago.

Ten Hag got a close-up view of Eriksen’s bid to rescue his career when he allowed the 30-year-old to train with his Ajax squad to build-up his fitness before joining Brentford.

And he must have been further impressed by his spell at Brentford – with the playmaker excelling during his six-month deal.

According to the Mirror, United have now entered the race for his signature.

Erik ten Hag wants to make his transfer budget stretch as far as possible, and the free transfer of Eriksen is one option he, and the United hierarchy, are considering.

United are desperate to add quality in midfield, but thus far their efforts to sign Barcelona’s De Jong are hitting a major stumbling block.