Football journalist Alex Crook has stated that there is an increasing possibility that Danish star Christian Eriksen will choose Manchester United over Brentford this summer.
The 30-year-old attacking midfielder will soon be in a position to join any club on a free transfer.
Crook stated that United and Brentford are currently in straight competition to sign Eriksen this summer.
The Dane made a sensational comeback from his cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 and joined Brentford on a free transfer in January.
Alex Crook also revealed that Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United were also in the running for a short period of time
Speaking on TalkSPORT (via Football 365), he was quoted as saying the following:
“I was told yesterday that confidence is growing that Christian Eriksen will choose Manchester United.
“But I think that in itself is quite a damning statement because Tottenham has pulled back from their early interest.”
“There was talk of Newcastle middle of last week, that doesn’t seem to have kicked on
“So effectively it looks like a straight shootout between Manchester United and Brentfort
“But if it really does come down to a choice between Manchester United and Brentford
“what does it say about Manchester United and how far they’ve fallen that there’s even a decision to be made.”
Christian Eriksen made a decent return to the Premier League with Brentford last season
The Danish international contributed a goal and four assists in 11 league outings for the Bees.
It is worth mentioning that the Red Devils are yet to sign a single player in the ongoing summer transfer window.
United need strengthening in all areas of the pitch but particularly in midfield.
Several key first-team midfielders have left the club this summer, including Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.