Man Utd’s transfer troubles worsen as Erik ten Hag ‘turned down’ by Christian Eriksen

On paper, many will be quick to suggest Eriksen choosing a Brentford stay over a blockbuster move to Old Trafford is a sign of how far United have fallen since their golden age under Sir Alex Ferguson. But with the 2022 winter World Cup in Qatar right around the corner, the Denmark hero will be eager to stay in optimum condition with regular football.

He would undoubtedly have more chance of being a central figure at the Bees, given he’d likely be competing for a place against Bruno Fernandes, one of Europe’s top attacking midfielders, in M16. And that could’ve been the driving force behind his decision to stay put, regardless of promises Ten Hag may have made over his prospective game time.

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