Manchester United: Christian Eriksen reveals why he picked No.14 shirt | Football

Christian Eriksen moved to Old Trafford in the summer as a free agent (Picture: Getty)

Christian Eriksen has named who he thinks is the best midfielder at Manchester United and has explained why he took the No.14 shirt.

The Denmark international midfielder moved to Old Trafford in the summer as a free agent after being signed by Erik ten Hag.

Eriksen has registered six assists and a goal across his opening 20 games for United, who are fifth in the Premier League with the season now on pause.

The 30-year-old former Tottenham man is currently out in Qatar for the World Cup with the Danes to face Australia in their final Group D match as they look to reach the last 16 after failing to register victory in their opening two games.

Quizzed about why he chose the No.14 shirt at United, Eriksen told the club’s official website: ‘I didn’t pick it, my son picked it!

‘We had a few options, a few numbers and I wrote him a list of the numbers available, and he picked number 14.’

Asked about the best midfielder at United, Eriksen added: ‘It’s very different, every player has a different style, everyone has different abilities.

‘At Man United, I would probably have to say Casemiro. He’s won about 20 Champions Leagues already, so it should be him!’

It is not the first time Eriksen has spoken about his admiration for team-mate Casemiro.

‘I think you can see in the games – we like playing together,’ Eriksen said last month.

‘Of course we’re still getting to know one and other on and off the pitch, but he’s a nice guy off the pitch as well, and on the pitch I think football knowledge people know he’s been playing games like this for the last eight years at Real Madrid.

‘So I’m not surprised he can cope. It’s lovely to play with him.’

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