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“I’m incredibly happy…” – Man United outcast retracts old statement, leaves Old Trafford exit open



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One Manchester United player has retracted his prior comments as he claims he’s “incredibly happy” at Old Trafford.

Christian Eriksen has become a bit-part player at United this season after being an integral part of the team during his first campaign last term.

The Danish midfielder signed for the club on a free transfer at the start of Erik ten Hag’s reign and built a strong relationship with Casemiro in the centre of the pitch.

But the 32-year-old midfielder no longer is the best option for Ten Hag, with Kobbie Mainoo’s emergence and the signing of Mason Mount.

Speaking last month to Tipsbladet, Eriksen said: “I’ve said in the past that I’m not happy with not playing, but it’s not something I lose sleep over. The team performs and then I have to respect the role you have on the side.

“I have had a conversation with Erik [ten Hag] that, of course, I am unhappy with the situation and that I want to play as much as possible, but that I am available and must be available for the team, which I am and always will be.”

The Dane has started United’s last two games in a row, with him being one of few fit midfielders at the club currently and has seemingly retracted his statement about being unhappy.

Despite this, Eriksen has left the door open for an Old Trafford exit in the summer, with the experienced midfielder likely to want more game time elsewhere.

Asked about his future by ViaPlay recently, Eriksen said: “I do not know. I still have a year left on the United contract, so for now, I’m still a United player. So what will happen this summer, I don’t know.

“But I am incredibly happy to be here. It’s a great club and I feel good, so we’ll see what happens. But as I said, I have one year left.”