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EPL: You’ll finish below sixth position – Man United warned against signing 30-year-old star

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Former Liverpool midfielder, Danny Murphy, has warned Manchester United over signing 30-year-old Brentford midfielder, Christian Eriksen, this summer.

Murphy believes Man United will finish worse than last season should they sign Eriksen, a former Tottenham Hotspur star.

Recall that Man United finished in the sixth position last season.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move to sign Eriksen this summer.

The Denmark international joined Brentford last January after recovering from a cardiac arrest, which he suffered in Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland.

With his six-month contract with Brentford set to expire this month, the former Inter Milan star has been linked with some clubs including Man United.

“If you look at the Manchester United option, I don’t see that. If Ten Hag thinks he’s going to play Eriksen and [Bruno] Fernandes in the same team in the midfield with only one holding player, they will end up finishing worse off than they did this season,” Murphy told talkSPORT.

He continued: “Unless he’s going to bring him in as back-up to Fernandes to play as a No.10, or is he going to play him as a central midfielder? If you’re talking about bringing [Frenkie] De Jong and Eriksen in, where are the legs, where’s the tenacity, where’s the tough-tackling and physical presence? There isn’t one!

“It’s a strange one for United why they would want Eriksen, I don’t get that. They have got enough attacking players and creative players.”