Man Utd Sign Christian Eriksen On Three-Year Deal

Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen runs during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel / various sources / AFP)

 

Manchester United signed Christian Eriksen on Friday with the Denmark midfielder arriving at Old Trafford as a free agent on a three-year deal.

The 30-year-old’s switch to the Red Devils completes an incredible return after his brush with death last year.

Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch in Copenhagen while playing for Denmark at the European Championship and was forced to leave Inter Milan after recovering due to Serie A health regulations.

Eriksen, fitted with a implantable cardioverter defibrillator, proved his form and fitness during a loan spell at Brentford in the second half of last season.

He played 11 times in the Premier League for the Bees, scoring once and providing four assists.

“Manchester United is a special club, and I cannot wait to get started,” said Eriksen.

“I have had the privilege of playing at Old Trafford many times but to do it in the red shirt of United will be an amazing feeling.”

Eriksen has experience of working with United manager Erik Ten Hag after training with Ajax as part of his return to football following the cardiac arrest.

Ten Hag, who took charge at United in the close-season after leaving the Dutch champions, is looking to revamp his new team after they finished a disappointing sixth in the Premier League last term.

“I have seen Erik’s work at Ajax and know the level of detail and preparation that he and his staff put into every day. It is clear that he is a fantastic coach,” added Eriksen.

“Having spoken with him and learned more about his vision and the way he wants the team to play, I am even more excited for the future.

“I still have major ambitions in the game, there is a huge amount that I know I can achieve, and this is the perfect place to continue my journey.”

Eriksen is Ten Hag’s second signing after the arrival of Netherlands left-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord.

However, United’s plans for the new season have been disrupted by reports Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the club after they failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Christian Eriksen Agrees Three-Year Deal With Manchester United – Reports

Photo of Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen

 

Former Brentford midfielder, Christian Eriksen, has agreed in principle to join Manchester United.

According to reports, Eriksen has informed the Red Devils that he is prepared to pen a three-year deal at the club.

The Danish midfielder had played 11 games for Brentford during the second half of last season scoring one and assisting four having suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch at Euro 2020 tournament.

It is speculated that finalising the transfer is subject to medical tests to see if the player is a low-risk assessment for the club.

The news comes amid the Portuguese superstar. Cristiano Ronaldo, intentions to leave the Red Devils in the summer

In addition to the news, Ronaldo missed his first day of pre-season under Erik ten Hag on Monday due to family reasons, with the club stating that his reason is acceptable

Man United Set Sights On Signing Christian Eriksen – Reports

Photo of Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen

 

Manchester United have set its sights on Brentford player, Christian Eriksen as a possible replacement for a depleted midfield ahead of the 2022–23 season.

Eriksen signed a six-month contract in late January of 2022. He scored his first goal in the Premier League in a 4–1 away win against west London rivals Chelsea on 2 April, helping the Bees secure their first victory over Chelsea since 1939.

Reports say Man Utd boss, Erik ten Hag is bent on signing the Dane whose contract winds down on Jube 30th, despite Frankie De Jong being the primary target for the new season.

Manchester United were keeping tabs on Eriksen’s progress and were reportedly happy with what they had seen. according to The Athletic.

The 30- year- old had stated his intention to play in the UEFA Champions League.

‘I would love to play Champions League football again. I know how much fun it is, but it isn’t essential for me.’ Erikson told viaplay in an interview

Tottenham are also in the hunt for the services of the midfielder and are expected to trump the Red Devils as they have secured a place in next season’s Champions League.

There is also the case for the history with the club and also with the current manager, Antonio Conte as he had managed the player at Inter Milan.

However, the Red Devils could ease Eriksen back into European football by giving him the chance to play regularly in the UEFA Europa League.

 

 

 

Eriksen Scores On Denmark Return After Cardiac Arrest

Denmark's Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match between the Netherlands and Denmark at the Johan-Cruijff ArenA on March 26, 2022 in Amsterdam. MAURICE VAN STEEN / ANP / AFP
Denmark’s Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match between the Netherlands and Denmark at the Johan-Cruijff ArenA on March 26, 2022 in Amsterdam. MAURICE VAN STEEN / ANP / AFP

 

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen scored on his return to international football after suffering a cardiac arrest last year in a 4-2 friendly defeat against the Netherlands on Saturday.

A little more than nine months – 287 days – after his collapse at Euro 2020, Eriksen pulled off a remarkable comeback at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.

To the resounding applause of the Dutch public and manager Louis van Gaal in particular when he came off the bench, Eriksen raised his hands to the sky in thanks.

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Two minutes after coming on at half-time, the Brentford midfielder then scored a superb goal with a powerful strike into the top corner, his 37th goal in 110 appearances.

Eriksen was clearly delighted with his strike which cut the Dutch lead to 3-2.

He was congratulated by his team-mates, many of whom were there when he suffered his cardiac arrest.

The 30-year-old collapsed in Denmark’s opening game of the European Championships against Finland in Copenhagen last June.

He had to be resuscitated on the pitch, lying unconscious for several minutes as the stunned crowd and millions of television viewers around the world watched on in horror.

Eriksen spent several days in hospital and had a pacemaker implanted to regulate his heartbeat.

He terminated his contract with Inter Milan by mutual consent in December as Italian league rules bar players with pacemakers.

He was signed by Premier League outfit Brentford in January, making three appearances to date.

It was also fitting he scored in the Amsterdam Arena, the home of Ajax.

Eriksen came through the ranks at the Dutch side, making 162 appearances for the club and winning five trophies, including three consecutive league titles between 2011 and 2013.

 

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Brentford Offers Christian Eriksen Six-Month Contract – Reports

Christian Erikson has been reportedly offered a six-month contract by Premier League side Brentford
A file photo of Christian Eriksen during the Euro 2020 tournament

 

Former Inter Milan midfielder, Christian Eriksen, has been reportedly offered a deal by Premier League side Brentford. 

Eriksen has been a free agent after his mutual release by Inter last month and has been eager to resume his career after suffering a cardiac arrest during his country’s Euro 2020 game against Finland.

According to reports, Brentford have proposed an initial six-month deal to the Danish playmaker, despite this, the club has revealed that talks with Eriksen’s agents have been on a hiatus for more than a week.

Other clubs are also in contact with Eriksen but Brentford are favoured to be one of four from the Premier League to sign the player.

His unveiling is expected to happen in a month’s time with the player keen on making an England return with speculations of a London move to Tottenham not ruled out.

Eriksen would, however, need to be monitored by a cardiac specialist before he is given the green light to play in England.

Eriksen Visits Inter Training Ground Nearly Two Months After Euro Collapse

Inter Milan’s Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen looks on during the Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) round of 8 football match Inter Milan vs Fiorentina on January 29, 2020 at the San Siro stadium in Milan.
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Christian Eriksen on Wednesday met his Inter Milan teammates for the first time since suffering cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, in a visit to the Italian champions’ training ground.

In a statement, Inter said that Eriksen, 29, paid a visit to the training centre at Appiano Gentile outside Milan on Wednesday morning.

“The Danish midfielder met the club directors, the coach, teammates and all of the staff present. Eriksen is doing well and is in excellent physical and mental shape,” Inter said.

“He will now follow the recovery programme put forward by Danish doctors in Copenhagen, who will also co-ordinate the clinical follow-up. The Inter medical staff will naturally be kept informed and up to date throughout the process.”

Eriksen collapsed towards the end of the first half of Denmark’s opening match at the European Championship against Finland, his life saved by the quick thinking of his teammates and the Danish medical staff.

His future at Inter is in the balance due to his pacemaker, as footballers with one fitted cannot play in Italy, unlike in some other countries.

The tests he is undergoing will eventually determine whether or not he can have it removed, allowing him to stay at Inter.

He is in any case not expected to be back in action for another six months, whether he stays in Italy or finds a new club elsewhere.

He arrived in Milan on Tuesday and reportedly had a conversation with Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta before travelling to the training ground on Wednesday to see his teammates and new coach Simone Inzaghi.

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Christian Eriksen: Denmark Midfielder To Have Defibrillator Implanted Following Cardiac Arrest

Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen runs during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel / various sources / AFP)

 

 

Danish star Christian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest during his country’s Euro 2020 opener last weekend, will have a heart defibrillator implanted, the Danish Football Union (DBU) announced Thursday.

The Inter Milan midfielder collapsed and required CPR during Denmark’s game against Finland in Copenhagen where he remains in hospital.

“After Christian has been through different heart examinations it has been decided that he should have an ICD (heart starter),” the Danish football body said in a statement on Twitter.

“This device is necessary after a cardiac attack due to rhythm disturbances,” it added.

DBU provided no details on the potential consequences for the 29-year-old Inter Milan player’s future career.

Eriksen “has accepted the solution” and it had also been “confirmed by specialists nationally and internationally who all recommend the same treatment,” DBU said.

Players, such as Dutchman Daley Blind, have been able to resume their careers after being fitted with the device, which controls and regulates the heart rate.

The announcement of the medical procedure comes hours before the kick-off to Denmark’s next match against Belgium, where a tribute to the Danish number 10 is scheduled to take place in the 10th minute of the match.

FIFPro Asks UEFA Why Pavard Played On After Being ‘Knocked Out’

France’s defender Benjamin Pavard (C) reacts on the pitch after a collision during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group F football match between France and Germany at the Allianz Arena in Munich on June 15, 2021. (Photo by Matthias Hangst / POOL / AFP)

 

 

The global footballers’ union FIFPro on Wednesday asked UEFA why France defender Benjamin Pavard played on after being “knocked out” during his team’s Euro 2020 win over Germany.

Pavard revealed he briefly lost consciousness during the world champions’ 1-0 victory on Tuesday but still managed to finish the game.

“FIFPro is in touch with UEFA to find out why the Concussion Charter was not applied and subsequently Benjamin Pavard was not removed from the field of play,” FIFPro said in a statement on Twitter.

 

France’s defender Benjamin Pavard celebrates the win in the UEFA EURO 2020 Group F football match between France and Germany at the Allianz Arena in Munich on June 15, 2021. (Photo by Matthias Schrader / POOL / AFP)

 

Les Bleus made a winning start at the European Championship as a first-half own goal by Germany defender Mats Hummels separated the sides in Munich.

However, France’s Bayern Munich defender Pavard was poleaxed in the second half in a collision with Germany’s left-back Robin Gosens and needed treatment on the pitch.

“I had quite a shock,” said Pavard. “I was a bit knocked out for 10 to 15 seconds. After that, I felt better.”

The 25-year-old played the full 90 minutes and it remains to be seen whether he features in France’s next Group F game, against Hungary on Saturday.

“The doctors arrived and they saw he was perfectly aware of the situation and that he was fit,” said France centre-back Raphael Varane.

All 24 teams at the European Championship have signed a “concussion charter” designed to improve the care of players during games.

 

France’s defender Benjamin Pavard (top) lies on the pitch injured after being caught by Germany’s defender Robin Gosens in a challenge during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group F football match between France and Germany at the Allianz Arena in Munich on June 15, 2021. (Photo by ALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN / POOL / AFP)

 

The charter says that players should be taken immediately off the pitch if suspected of having suffered a concussion.

A UEFA spokesman told AFP that European football’s governing body was “in contact” with the French football federation about the incident.

Player safety fears are high on the agenda after Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during his country’s opening defeat to Finland.

The Inter Milan player is recovering in hospital after his ordeal.

Eriksen Reassures As Denmark Try To Move On With Euro 2020

Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen runs during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel / various sources / AFP)

 

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen on Tuesday published a photo of his tired but smiling face from his hospital bed after his collapse during his country’s opening Euro 2020 game, as UEFA defended the decision to resume the match.

In a scene that shocked the sporting world and beyond, the 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder suddenly collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute of Denmark’s Group B game on Saturday against Finland in Copenhagen.

“I’m fine — under the circumstances, I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay,” he wrote in a post to Instagram accompanying a photo of him smiling and giving a thumbs-up while lying in bed.

“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family,” he wrote in the post, which has been liked more than 3.5 million times.

“Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark.”

Medical personnel administered CPR as he lay motionless on the field for about 15 minutes before being carried off the pitch and rushed to hospital.

He was later confirmed to have suffered cardiac arrest.

– Irreplaceable –

On Sunday, team doctor Morten Boesen said he had “no explanation” for the event.

The Danish Football Union (DBU) has been tight-lipped about the midfielder’s condition, reporting that he is “stable” but declining to answer questions about his prospects of returning to the field.

“He has to undergo different examinations, and as long as we don’t have the conclusions from that we cannot comment,” DBU spokesman Jakob Hoyer told a news conference.

The team’s coach, Kasper Hjulmand, said Tuesday Eriksen had watched the last 10 minutes of Denmark-Finland from hospital and was in daily contact with the team, giving them some reassurance ahead of their upcoming clash with Belgium — ranked number one in the world by FIFA.

“We can focus more and more on football and prepare for the game,” Hjulmand told a press conference, but admitted that some players might still be rattled by the game on Thursday.

“We will prepare ourselves as well as possible, but it will be emotional for sure. But we should use these emotions for the match, and get ready to fight,” Hjulmand said.

Hjulmand also didn’t want to go into details about who would replace Eriksen in the line-up.

“No one can replace Christian. No one. It’s not possible… He is the heart of the team ,” the coach said.

“We will do something else, we’ll do something different but we will definitely have a strong team on the pitch.”

– ‘With utmost respect’ –

While insisting the squad was made up of “real warriors”, the coach also lamented what he described as the pressure from UEFA to decide on a resumption of the match.

“I feel the players were put under pressure… and faced with a dilemma” about whether to resume the match on Saturday or Sunday lunchtime, Hjulmand said.

On Monday, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel regretted being put in a position that he personally felt the team “shouldn’t have been put in”.

UEFA defended itself on Tuesday, saying in a statement to AFP “it treated the matter with utmost respect for the sensitive situation and for the players”

“It was decided to restart the match only after the two teams requested to finish the game on the same evening,” the football body said.

UEFA also pointed out that its statutes require players to rest for 48 hours between matches and categorically denied “that either team was threatened with a forfeit”.

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Team Doctor Says ‘No Explanation’ Yet For Eriksen’s Euro 2020 Collapse

Denmark players help Denmark’s midfielder, Christian Eriksen, after he collapsed before the medics arrive during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / various sources / AFP)

 

Denmark’s team doctor said Sunday there was still “no explanation” for why midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed during his country’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland.

“There’s no explanation so far,” team doctor Morten Boesen told a press conference, adding that all tests done so far on the player, who is still in hospital, have come back fine.

“That is also one of the reasons that he is still in the hospital,” the physician said.

The Inter Milan star suddenly collapsed in the 43rd minute of Denmark’s Group B game against Finland on Saturday, laying motionless as medical personnel administered CPR.

He laid on the field for about 15 minutes before being carried off the pitch and rushed to hospital.

The game was temporarily suspended awaiting updates on Eriksen’s health but resumed later in the evening after reports filtered through that the player was in a stable condition and awake. It ended in a 1-0 win for debutants Finland.

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Players in the Danish team were given the option to continue the game or postpone it, but on Sunday head coach Kasper Hjulmand said he regretted the decision.

“I honestly don’t think that we should have been on the pitch again,” Hjulmand told reporters.

Hjulmand added that Eriksen had told him he wished for the team to carry on playing in the tournament.

“Christian wishes that we should continue playing, so we will do that. We want to play for Christian,” Hjulmand said.

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Eriksen Stable After Euro 2020 Collapse, Says Danish FA

Denmark players help Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen after he collapsed before the medics arrive during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Denmark and Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on June 12, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / various sources / AFP)

 

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen remained in hospital but is in a “stable” condition after collapsing in his country’s Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday, the Danish Football Union (DBU) said Sunday.

“This morning we have spoken to Christian Eriksen, who has sent his greetings to his teammates. His condition is stable, and he continues to be hospitalized for further examination,” the football body said in a post to Twitter.

DBU also said that the team and staff had “received crisis assistance and will continue to be there for each other after yesterday’s incident.”

The Inter Milan star suddenly collapsed in the 43rd minute of Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland, laying motionless as medical personnel administered CPR.

He laid on the field for about 15 minutes before being carried off the pitch and rushed to hospital.

The game was temporarily suspended awaiting confirmation that Eriksen was alright but after reports that the player was in a stable condition and awake, the game was resumed later in the evening, ending in a 1-0 win for underdogs Finland.

A Sunday press conference with the DBU was cancelled in the morning and the team’s scheduled training session has also been postponed indefinitely, broadcaster TV2 reported.

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Lukaku Urges Eriksen To ‘Stay Strong’ As Belgium Make Winning Start To Euro 2020

Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku (R) kicks the ball and scores his team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Belgium and Russia at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 12, 2021. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / POOL / AFP
Belgium’s forward Romelu Lukaku (R) kicks the ball and scores his team’s first goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B football match between Belgium and Russia at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 12, 2021. Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / POOL / AFP

 

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku sent a message of support to his stricken Inter Milan team-mate Christian Eriksen after scoring, as his double helped the Red Devils open their Euro 2020 campaign with a 3-0 win over Russia on Saturday.

Lukaku gave Belgium an early lead in Saint Petersburg, then shouted “Chris, Chris, stay strong — I love you” into a pitchside camera during the celebration for his opening goal.

His club team-mate Eriksen is recovering in hospital in Copenhagen after collapsing on the pitch during extraordinary scenes which overshadowed Denmark’s 1-0 home defeat by Finland in Saturday’s earlier Group B game.

Substitute Thomas Meunier doubled Belgium’s lead on 34 minutes before Lukaku put the result beyond doubt with a late second goal.

Belgium, the world’s top-ranked team, are under pressure to deliver at the European Championship as some pundits claim this is Roberto Martinez’s last chance to win a title with an ageing squad.

Yet even with Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel sidelined by injury, Belgium were too strong for Russia.

The hosts got off to a bad start when Andrei Semenov failed to deal with a cross by Dries Mertens in the build-up to the opening goal.

The ball fell to Lukaku, who span away and drove his shot into the bottom far corner on 10 minutes.

Belgium’s Timothy Castagne and Russia’s Daler Kuzyaev had to be helped off following a nasty clash of heads which saw both players substituted.

Meunier, Castagne’s replacement at right-back, grabbed Belgium’s second by slotting home the rebound after his Dortmund team-mate Thorgan Hazard swung in a cross which Anton Shunin failed to hold.

It stayed 2-0 at the break, but Russia raised the tempo in the second half as Roman Zobnin fired over the Belgian goal.

Real Madrid star Eden Hazard replaced Mertens for the final 18 minutes to lift the Belgian attack.

With two minutes left, Lukaku swept Meunier’s pass into the Russian net to claim his 20th goal in his last 15 international games.

Before kick-off, the Belgium team were booed for taking a knee to highlight racial injustice, while their Russian opponents stood.

Jeers echoed around the Krestovsky Stadium as the entire Belgian team, as well as Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz, knelt, while Lukaku, whose parents come from the Democratic Republic of Congo, raised his right fist.

England have said they will do the same for their opening game of the European Championship against Croatia on Sunday.

Ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started kneeling to protest against racial injustice in 2016.

The gesture has become a familiar sight across a range of sports since George Floyd, who was black, was killed by a white police officer in the United States last year.

 

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