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De Jong shouldn't be THE priority. He should be one of 3 or 4. And there would be nothing wrong with De Jong AND Erikson.
 

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I'd like to see us sign him, as long as other targets are still going ahead,

He'll have the mentality this team needs, nearly dying on the pitch.
 

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I don’t see the point unless VDB is off he’s a number 10 and we already have two of them.

Guess you’ve got to back the new teams decisions and judge them by their performances.
 

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Yeah it would seem like a strange move as he’s very much in the Bruno mould, however he is still an absolute quality player.

I can’t see it going through to be honest - it’s a big decision from Eriksen as he enters his thirties and I do think he may still Bruno as an obstacle.
 

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Yeah it would seem like a strange move as he’s very much in the Bruno mould, however he is still an absolute quality player.
He's in the Bruno mould but I think overall he's a better team player. I think he would be a better fit for ETH. Though of course Bruno deserves a chance to show he can be.
 

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I agree, I think he offers more than Bruno. Unless Bruno version 1 returns.

I don't think he's a player on free we should turn down because we have Bruno, that's for sure.
 

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I agree, I think he offers more than Bruno. Unless Bruno version 1 returns.

I don't think he's a player on free we should turn down because we have Bruno, that's for sure.
See look Bruno version 1 adds goals and assists. But even that Bruno I don't think is a fit for a modern style team.
 

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It's not just that we have Bruno it's that we also have VDB.

So Eriksen would be a 3rd player for 1 spot in the side I just don't see the value he brings unless VDB is off. That seems unlikely given we've just appointed his former boss and lets be honest where's he going to go?

Even if he plays with a 3 man midfield can you really see a midfield with 2 of Bruno, Eriksen and VDB starting?

I know Eriksen used to play a bit from the wide area at Spurs but that's a long time ago not sure he'd really fit with that anymore.

If we could sell VDB and get Eriksen on a free I'd be pretty happy with that but just don't see where VDB goes unless it's back to Ajax.
 

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Please please please stop the idea Erikson is anywhere near as good as Bruno. He's been an Attacking Midfielder in a free role the same as Bruno and produced very little with it.

For reference he's the mirror image of Mata's stats for goals and assist / mins played.

It will be an awful signing and no talking down of Bruno changes that.

It'd be up there with one of the worst signings I've seen us make. He couldn't get in the inter side pre heart condition fcol and Spurs has no issue with letting him go cheaply.

Spurs fans don't want him back that should tell you all you need to know. Stop watching his highlight reels.

As for being a team player he's really not. He's lazy.
 

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Please please please stop the idea Erikson is anywhere near as good as Bruno. He's been an Attacking Midfielder in a free role the same as Bruno and produced very little with it.

For reference he's the mirror image of Mata's stats for goals and assist / mins played.

It will be an awful signing and no talking down of Bruno changes that.

It'd be up there with one of the worst signings I've seen us make. He couldn't get in the inter side pre heart condition fcol and Spurs has no issue with letting him go cheaply.

Spurs fans don't want him back that should tell you all you need to know. Stop watching his highlight reels.

As for being a team player he's really not. He's lazy.

He wouldn't be a replacement for Bruno but I think he'd be a better back up to him than VDB is. If you could get £25-30m back on VDB (which is a big ask) and bring in Eriksen on a free I think that's good business use that money to sort out a problem spot in the squad.

Spurs let him go cheap because he ran his contract down both Poch and Mourinho wanted him to stay but he wanted a new challenge. He did struggle to get into the Inter side to begin with but he did finish the season in the side and was given a lot of credit for being a guy who made a big contribution down the home straight for them as they secured the title.

The handful of Spurs fans I know would happily have him back but I don't think he'd be a good signing for them now as Conte seems to be going for 3-4-3 which doesn't really fit Eriksen.

I do agree though for Utd given all of our issues he'd be an odd signing unless VDB is off as he doesn't solve any of our midfield problem in fact he gives the manager a problem as I don't think Eriksen is the kind of guy who sees himself as a squad player.
 

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He's on a free, and I see no problem with competiton, Bruno is better than him in training he plays.

I'm not judging Eriksen on highlight reels.

I'd sell Bruno should someone offer decent money, which they won't. I see he lost his temper again the other night. Needs to stop moaning and blaming everyone else and knuckle down and try and find some form.
 

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Okay but everyone said Mata was kept two/three years too long. They're basically identical players. In fact Mata is probably the better player.

It's just a case of being trigger happy to slate United players and loving other options. I guarantee if we sign him everyone is either slating him if he plays enough or calling it an awful waste of time this time next year.

You think Bruno waste the ball a lot and doesn't put in enough effort. You're going to hate Erikson once you're watching him week in week out.
 

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I do agree though for Utd given all of our issues he'd be an odd signing unless VDB is off as he doesn't solve any of our midfield problem in fact he gives the manager a problem as I don't think Eriksen is the kind of guy who sees himself as a squad player.
He isn't a starting player for any top 8 side.

Might start at Palace. Depends if they keep Gallagher but doubt Vieira would want someone with his physically limitations.
 

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On a free he would be a decent signing. I think he gets into most sides outside of Liverpool and City. Even for those two sides he would be a decent squad player for them.
 

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He isn't a starting player for any top 8 side.

Might start at Palace. Depends if they keep Gallagher but doubt Vieira would want someone with his physically limitations.

Don’t disagree but Arsenal could do with a player like him in the squad, think he’d probably start for West Ham and maybe Wolves.

For me a 2 year deal where he basically plays the Europa and cup games to keep Bruno fresh makes some sense if VDB was to leave but if he’s staying bringing Eriksen in makes no sense to me.

I don’t mind Eriksen but his best years are certainly in the past and I’m not really sure what problem we are trying to solve by bringing him in.
 

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Don’t disagree but Arsenal could do with a player like him in the squad, think he’d probably start for West Ham and maybe Wolves.

For me a 2 year deal where he basically plays the Europa and cup games to keep Bruno fresh makes some sense if VDB was to leave but if he’s staying bringing Eriksen in makes no sense to me.

I don’t mind Eriksen but his best years are certainly in the past and I’m not really sure what problem we are trying to solve by bringing him in.

At Arsenal he'd be behind Smith-Rowe and Odegaard.

He may start in the current West Ham side I'm not sure though Lanzini is much harder working off the ball and I think they'd rather have Lingard. They want players full of energy and that isn't what Erikson offers. He'd probably take Yarmolenkos place as an impact sub. Reports that they're in for Sarr so they may even move Bowen inside more regularly. Whose an option you'd have ahead of Eriksen everyday of the week.

If United sign him he'd be taking Mata's place as a bench warmer and no more and we should be cutting down on 30 yr olds in that role. We've got youngsters than can have the Europa League games and get experience.

There aren't many transfers I'm so adamantly against but this one I can't stand the idea of.
 

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At Arsenal he'd be behind Smith-Rowe and Odegaard.

He may start in the current West Ham side I'm not sure though Lanzini is much harder working off the ball and I think they'd rather have Lingard. They want players full of energy and that isn't what Erikson offers. He'd probably take Yarmolenkos place as an impact sub. Reports that they're in for Sarr so they may even move Bowen inside more regularly. Whose an option you'd have ahead of Eriksen everyday of the week.

If United sign him he'd be taking Mata's place as a bench warmer and no more and we should be cutting down on 30 yr olds in that role. We've got youngsters than can have the Europa League games and get experience.

There aren't many transfers I'm so adamantly against but this one I can't stand the idea of.
You clearly don’t rate Eriksen but in my opinion he would be a welcome addition to our squad.

You are selling his ability short for sure. Mata’s legs had totally gone, whereas Eriksen still looks pretty spritely (although he’s never been the quickest).

Are you rating the likes of Lanzini ahead of Eriksen? That’s a baffling opinion.
 

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The last time Erikson got in to double figures was the 17/18 season. He may only be 30 but his best years are well behind him.

He's not managed more than 3 since 18/19.

There are numerous players I would take ahead of him to warm our bench and they wouldn't be 30 yr olds who are in decline.
 

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He looked great at Brentford. I think he'd come in and push bruno
 

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He looked great at Brentford. I think he'd come in and push bruno
The way he played at Brentford was better than Bruno last year. Honestly I'm just not sure Bruno is going to fit in his new system. He isn't that kind of structured player but I guess time will tell.
 

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The last time Erikson got in to double figures was the 17/18 season. He may only be 30 but his best years are well behind him.

He's not managed more than 3 since 18/19.

There are numerous players I would take ahead of him to warm our bench and they wouldn't be 30 yr olds who are in decline.
Well he’s never been a prolific scorer so stats comparing his goal scoring is kind of a moot point. He did have some good seasons goal wise, although I do agree his performances haven’t been amazing since he left Spurs. His time at Inter was disappointing but it’s not the first time a player has failed to shine in a new league. However, on his return to the EPL with Brentford he showed he still has that class.

For a free, it’s a no brainer.
 

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He has the right attitude compared to the charlatans there at the moment. Which is a huge plus
 

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I can see the sense of the Erikson link as we need decent playmaker cover. Still, it's a "could have" and not a "must have".

We need to see some "must have" signings.
 

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He has the right attitude compared to the charlatans there at the moment. Which is a huge plus

What are you basing that on?

Thinks weren’t great at the end for him at Spurs as he wanted to leave and performances did drop off.
 

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I'm basing it on he has come back from dying on the football pitch.
 

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Well he’s never been a prolific scorer so stats comparing his goal scoring is kind of a moot point. He did have some good seasons goal wise, although I do agree his performances haven’t been amazing since he left Spurs. His time at Inter was disappointing but it’s not the first time a player has failed to shine in a new league. However, on his return to the EPL with Brentford he showed he still has that class.

For a free, it’s a no brainer.

As he actually showed he's still class or are his performances being overhyped because of what happened at the Euro's? With what happened everyone wants his comeback to be a success and therefore everything is spoken about a little more highly.

As for not being a goalscoring player he's an attacking midfielder that plays in a free role but his goalscoring stats in the prem are worse than Matas (Same goals more minutes)

Could he be a good squad player? He can fill in for the Europa League games. Should be be using a 30 yr old for this instead of giving our youth players these minutes? Not for me.
 

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Not sure what that really says about your character other than he likes being a footballer so he's decided to carry on doing it after a major health scare.

It's certainly a great story watching that game live is something that will stay with me forever was genuinely shook by it but the doctors have said it is safe for him to carry on playing so why wouldn't he. It's only because of specific laws around playing with his built in defib that stopped him from carrying on at Inter.

Eriksen to me is another Bruno/Pogba potential problem in that to be at his best a team has to be built around him so unless all the pieces fit around him you probably won't get his best and at 30 years old with that heart issue is playing in the most physically demanding league in the world really the best idea?

I don't have a problem with him coming if VDB goes but if VDB is staying I don't see the point in bringing in another player of that type when we already have two and realistically we will only play 1 of them each week.
 

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MEN run an article on this and it is one that tears the fan base in that some hate it and think it's only because of the Glazers we are even in for him some see if as a necessary evil and a small minority think he'd actually start. A few tweets included.

@JamesRainford: Just another ageing Mata. Class but not what we need.

@Willftbl: Problem with this club. Always signing players we don’t need because of the name.

@Le_Trawler: We need eight starting players and we're only making an offer for a free third choice attacking midfielder.

@imMuriu: United now fishing for bargains. This club will continue to suffer until the Glazers leave.

@AA_utd: Underwhelming but decent as a Mata/Lingard replacement on a free

@Simufc1999 Better than nothing at this point

@Manchester908: Free agent signing will help us, remember we’ve lost midfielders going out on free agent so with Eriksen coming in and other signings it will be best for the club

@rymufc77: Won’t be a bad signing . He’s a brilliant footballer.

@illmatesco: Better than Bruno in my books

You can tell I mainly agree with the top 5/6. It would be a signing straight out of the Glazernomics playbook.

The evidence he's a much lower quality of player than we should be aiming for is would he get on the bench at Liverpool or City?
 

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If you felt about Bruno as I do, you'd see the point

But how you feel about him and how the club feel clearly don't marry up because like it or not the club have backed Bruno with a new deal which we have to assume ETH gave the nod to as it was signed after his interview.

I have similar doubts over how Bruno will adapt to the new system but the club have backed him so you have to assume he'll be the first choice for his spot in the team. Especially when you consider the contract he signed was basically a pay rise for 1 extra year if ETH or anyone at the club had doubts they wouldn't have give him the pay rise.

Where do you sit on VDB? Would you keep him and bring in Eriksen or do you agree with my logic that he probably has to go if we're bringing in Eriksen?
 

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I think Bruno came in, blazed it up and he's living off that. Flattering to decieve, I hate the way he bloody moans all the time, and has no tactical discipline.

I would sell Bruno for 50m and take Eriksen on a free no problem

Now I know thats not going to happen, but Bruno has a lot do to win me over. I feel he is one of the players causing problems behind the scenes. I don't know whay I feel that, probably because he comes accross as a real shi!tbag to me.
 

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