Eriksen ‘honoured’ by Ferguson admiration
Reported Manchester United transfer target Christian Eriksen is ‘honoured’ by Sir Alex Ferguson’s admiration
Ajax starlet Christian Eriksen has revealed his honour at being praised by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Old Trafford boss got to witness first hand the Danish midfielder’s prowess in his side’s 2-0 victory over the Amsterdam side in the Europa League this week.
Ferguson has been linked with a move for Eriksen in the past and was coy when asked if he would consider a move for the 20-year-old.
“He's a good player - a typical Ajax player who is good on the ball - but we already knew that,” he is quoted as saying on Sky Sports.
“We have many young players at the club, but we are always looking for talent. It's impossible to predict.”
Eriksen was unable to inspire his side to a win against the Red Devils and Ferguson’s side eased to victory to give themselves a major advantage in the second leg at Old Trafford next week.
Despite this, Eriksen couldn’t deny his happiness when hearing what the United manager said about him, but realised this may become all the more regular as his star continues to rise.
“It is great to hear and an honour to hear him saying positive things about me, especially as it's not just come from any old manager,” he told Ekstra Bladet.
“It's something I have to get used to. I would say that he is one of the game's greatest managers.”
Despite the flattering words form the Scot, Eriksen insisted he was keeping his feet on the ground and had no thoughts of leaving.
However, he admitted that a move away from the Dutch capital to one of Europe’s elite clubs is something he expects will happen in the future.
“I want to play for a big club at some point, of course, but right now I am not dreaming of anything so big. My dream is for now only about Ajax,” he added.