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Eriksen says he rejected moves to Man Utd three times

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Man Utd’s newest midfielder Christian Eriksen in a recent statement said he turned down the offer to move to Old Trafford three times.

Eriksen said Man United have always been interested since when he was at Tottenham Hotspur.

He, however, went on to sign a three-year contract with the Red Devils this summer and made his debut for Erik ten Hag’s side in a 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano during a pre-season friendly on Sunday.

He stressed that he could have joined the Red Devils years earlier as he had conversations with United managers Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“I’ve spoken to every manager who’s been here at Man United to see what the situation was.

“But I was at Spurs at the time and I really couldn’t see myself playing in another English team at that time. I went abroad and went to Inter.

“It’s been on the books, well, not on the books but it’s been spoken about. For me, it wasn’t the [right] timing, it wasn’t there and I was at a place at Spurs for a long time and I wanted to try something abroad and I went to Inter and ended up having a lovely time,” Eriksen said.

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