Eriksen agent plays down United interest

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The agent of Ajax sensation Christian Eriksen has played down talk of the teenager moving to Manchester United in January.

One of Europe's hottest-properties, the Danish international midfielder has been earning rave reviews in the Eredivisie since breaking into the senior ranks of the Godenzonen back in 2009.

After becoming a regular the following season, Eriksen's stock has gradually risen throughout Europe - leading to links with a host of the Barclays Premier League's top clubs in 2011, including the Red Devils, Manchester City and Arsenal.

United assistant coach Rene Meulensteen also confirmed that the player was on the club's 'radar' back in December, but now the player's agent, Martin Shoots, has denied that anything official has taken place.

"I can say nothing about [Manchester United], but there is always great interest in Christian and with the market now open, the interest is now enormous," he said, as reported by

"Eriksen has been followed by many teams for several years, but we don't want to discuss speculation. Christian should focus on football."

Eriksen has earned 20 caps for his country, and has become an influential part of the Ajax side which scooped the Eredivisie title last season under Frank De Boer.

Were Sir Alex Ferguson to make a late move for the player, he'd join Paul Scholes and Tom Cleverley as the creative midfielders within the Manchester United ranks.

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