Christian Eriksen and Manchester United’s other great Danes – Man United News And Transfer News



With the approaching signing of Christian Eriksen, Manchester United supporters would see the Brentford star turn out to be simply the sixth participant hailing from Denmark to play for the membership, additional strengthening the Ajax connection in addition to a really acquainted Danish one!

As new United boss, Erik ten Hag, appears to be like so as to add to his first signing in Tyrell Malacia, Eriksen, a former Ajax participant himself, would deliver greater than a touch of nostalgia to Outdated Trafford concerning nice Danes of the previous.

Former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel is arguably the decide of the bunch, profitable not solely 15 main trophies in his time with the Reds, but additionally being probably the most capped participant for Denmark with a report 129 appearances.

The spotlight of his worldwide profession was undoubtedly serving to his nation to an sudden win the UEFA European championships in 1992, with a 2-0 win over Germany within the remaining.

After signing for United from Brondby in 1992, the then 28 yr outdated went on to make 398 appearances in all competitions, spending 8
eight seasons taking part in below former boss Sir Alex Ferguson and profitable the Premier League 5 instances.

Regardless of famously profitable the treble in 1998/1999, Schmeichel, by now a veteran, departed the membership for Sporting in Portugal, and went on to play for an additional 4 seasons on the highest stage earlier than retiring in 2003.

Schmeichel was not the one Danish goalkeeper to play for United, Anders Lindegaard performed 19 instances for the membership between 2010-2015. Lindegaard was a secure pair of fingers who had the misfortune of being backup to 2 of the membership’s best ever keepers in Edwin van der Sar and David de Gea, in any other case he would virtually actually have performed extra usually.

Mads Timm, a younger attacker who joined United’s youth arrange in 2000 at 16 years outdated, solely went on to make a single Champions League outing earlier than being launched by the membership in 2006. He was an incredible expertise who at instances seemed a category above the remainder of the academy, however off-field distractions acquired in the best way and his potential was, sadly, by no means fulfilled.

John Sivebæk, a longtime worldwide and purpose scoring full-back, joined United in 1986. Regardless of taking part in 34 instances in his debut yr for The Reds and scoring the very first purpose of Fergusons’ 26 yr tenure, the defender left for France.

Incomes 82 caps for his nation, Sivebæk additionally went on to play alongside Schmeichel within the profitable Euros remaining win in ‘92 earlier than retiring again in Danish soccer.

Final, however not least is one other ex Ajax star, Jesper Olsen. The tough winger signed from the Dutch giants in 1984 and went on to turn out to be an Outdated Trafford favorite, scoring 24 objectives in 176 matches. He gained the FA Cup with United in 1985 below Ron Atkinson.

As United look set to safe the companies of Eriksen, it is going to deliver a sense of familiarity to many, and the hope that previous glories may be restored to the Purple facet of Manchester.

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