Man Utd told there are ‘many, many reasons’ why Eriksen might turn them down

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Man Utd target Christian Eriksen laughs with a team-mate

There is a list of “many, many reasons” why Christian Eriksen could turn down Man Utd this summer with the club “in decline”.

The Dane is out of contract this summer after spending the second half of the 2021/22 season at Premier League side Brentford.

They would like to keep him at the Brentford Community Stadium for next season but there is also reported interest from Man Utd, Newcastle and Tottenham.

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It is understood that Man Utd are currently leading the race to sign Eriksen with a report claiming ‘confidence is growing’ that he will choose a move to Old Trafford this summer.

“The question of Eriksen going to Manchester United is an interesting one because Man United are in a state of flux,” Jordan told talkSPORT.

“Whilst Eriksen has been incredibly successful with Brentford – that’s one thing at the end of the table where you’re fighting for survival – he made a very big difference in a side that was in decline.

“And of course whilst Manchester United are in decline, going to Manchester United with that evolution or revolution or whatever Ten Hag is going to produce, may not mean he’s going to be a particularly front and centre player.

“So I’m not entirely sure why he would turn down Man United but I’m not entirely sure that Manchester United was the right move.”

Jordan wouldn’t be surprised if Eriksen chose Brentford after the club gave him a chance to play after Serie A rules prevented him from playing with the defibrillator he had fitted following his collapse at the Euros.

The former Crystal Palace chairman added: “You know there was an opportunity given to him by Brentford, he took it, he should think very carefully at this stage of his career about what is right both from the point of view of integrity and also what’s right for him physically, mentally and the amount of games that he wants to play.”

On Man Utd, Jordan continued: “I don’t think it should be looked at as Manchester United of old, how could you turn down Man United? There are many, many reasons you should turn down Manchester United because ultimately that team, probably from the engine room, needs a rebuild.

“I’m not suggesting going back to the challenges that Eriksen had a summer ago but you need people with legs around him to give him an ability to play and I’m not sure United are in that position yet.

“So I’m not surprised but these deals have many twists and turns, don’t be surprised it if comes back again.”