Manchester United star set to tell Erik ten Hag he wants to leave after Kobbie Mainoo emergence

Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen wants to leave the club this summer

32-year-old Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen is all set to inform manager Erik ten Hag of his decision to leave Manchester United at the end of the current campaign.

TeamTalk via The Sun suggests that the midfielder’s lack of game time is one of the motivating factors behind his decision to leave Old Trafford in the summer. To think of it, the fact that Eriksen overcame whatever he had gone through in the past, and made a return to top-flight football is a great achievement in itself, let alone start games on the regular for a club of Manchester United’s stature after that.

Nevertheless, another major reason why he probably wants to leave the club is the emergence of Kobbie Mainoo. The 18-year-old has been brilliant in the middle of the park for Ten Hag and it is very unlikely that he will snub the talented player for a much older Eriksen.

Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen wants to leave the club this summer.
Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen wants to leave the club this summer.

Departure looming?

Eriksen has played a total of 885 minutes in the 16 league appearances he has made this season. He has a goal and two assists in 20 appearances across all competitions this season.

While Eriksen’s contributions to Manchester United have been modest his potential departure signifies the end of an era for the club. Eriksen’s experience and skill set have undoubtedly enriched the squad during his time at Old Trafford, but the time has come for both parties to part ways in pursuit of new opportunities.

As Eriksen prepares to bid farewell to Manchester United, he certainly leaves behind a legacy of resilience and professionalism. His journey serves as an inspiration to many, demonstrating the importance of perseverance in the face of adversity.

Christian Eriksen probably feels surplus to requirements at Manchester United mostly due to the emergence of Kobbie Mainoo.
Christian Eriksen probably feels surplus to requirements at Manchester United mostly due to the emergence of Kobbie Mainoo.

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Ultimately, Eriksen’s decision to seek new opportunities is surely a reflection his ambition to continue competing at the highest level and underscores the ever-evolving nature of professional football.