Manchester United took over two months after appointing Erik ten Hag as their manager to bring the Dutch coach his first signing.
Tyrell Malacia, signed from Feyenoord, was the only new arrival to join the United squad on their pre-season tour. However, in the recent weeks, the club’s hierarchy have stepped up their efforts to add much needed quality to Ten Hag’s side.
On Friday, the Red Devils registered a 4-1 win over Melbourne Victory, and after the full-time whistle, they announced the arrival of Christian Eriksen.
The Dane, who spent the second half of last season with Brentford, was available as a free agent. The 30-year-old has signed a contract until June 2025.
Following the announcement, Eriksen said: “Manchester United is a special club, and I cannot wait to get started. 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.”
United are also set to sign Lisandro Martinez from Ajax. The agreement on a transfer fee with the Dutch champions and personal terms with the player is already in place. The Argentina international will become the club’s third signing of the window.
However, as per Simon Peach, the duo won’t be joining up with Ten Hag’s men in Australia. The Premier League giants will play two more games down under before facing Atletico Madrid in Norway.