Denmark's Christian Eriksen applauds the fans after the UEFA Nations League match against Austria at Parken in Copenhagen. 13th June, 2022.

Watch: Christian Eriksen showcases his silky skills at Man Utd unveiling

Christian Eriksen decided to showcase his skills at Carrington after being unveiled as a new Manchester United player. 

Eriksen established himself as one of the best playmakers in the world during his time at Tottenham before helping Inter Milan win the Serie A title in 2020-21. 

The midfielder then spent the second half of last season at Brentford, registering a goal and four assists in 11 Premier League appearances.

Despite being offered a new contract at Brentford and also attracting interest from abroad, he decided to join United on a free transfer.

The Denmark international was unveiled as a United player on Tuesday and spoke to United’s official media channels after being pictured in his new kit for the first time. 

“First of all, the football,” Eriksen said when asked about why his preference was to come to Old Trafford.

“I mean, I’m a guy who wants to play football and I think, with the idea of the manager coming in and the ideas he had, and also with my conversations with him, I mean I could see myself playing football in Manchester.

“And, at the same time, it’s a very, very big club – if not the biggest. If you pronounce it anywhere, they know where it’s from, they know where the locals come from.

“It has a big history and it’s a nice feeling to be part of something that is that big in history.”

After completing his interview, he picked up a football and displayed his repertoire of tricks in front of the cameras.

The 30-year-old started with some basic keepy-uppies and then flicked the ball onto the back of his neck before doing two around the worlds in quick succession.

Eriksen could make his unofficial debut for United in their upcoming pre-season friendlies against Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano. 

United then kick off their 2022-23 Premier League season with a home game against Brighton & Hove Albion.

“[Matches at Old Trafford have] always been very good,” Eriksen said. “There have been some very tough games in between, but always good memories.

“It’s always been very special to play at Old Trafford. In general, playing against such a big club like Manchester United, there’s always something with it. Like I said, it’s going to be weird being on the other side.”

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