Manchester United Transfer: Could Christian Eriksen Be the One?

Terry CarrollContributor IIIJuly 13, 2012

L'VIV, UKRAINE - JUNE 17:  Christian Eriksen of Denmark in action during the UEFA EURO 2012 group B match between Denmark and Germany at Arena Lviv on June 17, 2012 in L'viv, Ukraine.  (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
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This one makes sense.

Sport1 and several other Dutch sources are reporting that Christian Eriksen is in talks with Manchester United for a possible 22 million Euros transfer.

I watched him closely in the Champions League for Ajax and in all Denmark's matches this year, including friendlies and Euro 2012.

While he looked tired towards the end of the Euros, for me he was the standout player for Ajax—being head and shoulders above his colleagues—with the possible exception of Jan Vertonghen.

He is a class act with maturity beyond his years. For me he represents an obvious successor to Michael Carrick, being able to hold or be the playmaker.

This doesn't in any way threaten Shinji Kagawa's position, because at yesterday's press conference Sir Alex was talking about him playing the No. 10 role.

Watch this space.