United confirm Eriksen interest

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Manchester United are monitoring the progress of Ajax sensation Christian Eriksen with great interest, assistant coach Rene Meulensteen has claimed.

Eriksen is regarded as one of the brightest young prospects currently occupying in Europe and, thus, has been linked with a number of the continents most high-profile clubs.

It has been suggested that Sir Alex Ferguson could launch a January move for the 19-year-old after seeing his midfield ranks depleted by injuries to Tom Cleverley and Anderson, as well as the long-term absence of Darren Fletcher.

The likes of Wesley Sneijder and Mario Gotze have been touted as potential winter acquisitions, while Eriksen has frequently been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

And, says Meulensteen, United are keeping tabs on the young Dane, although an imminent move is not in the offing just yet.

"This is a player that is on our radar," Meulensteen told Voetbal International.

"But that is to be expected. If people weren't looking, no-one would ever have an opinion on these players.

"It is true that a player like Eriksen would fit our transfer policy.

"He is being strongly linked with us, but to suggest that we are about to make a move is not true."

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