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The Comeback Kid

Let’s take a break from all of the “will he/won’t he” drama surrounding Frenkie de Jong, Antony, Cristiano Ronaldo and all of the others that will, inevitably, be linked to Manchester United prior to the closing of the transfer window.

Instead, let’s celebrate the signing of Christian Eriksen. One of the best creative midfielders in Premier League history, Eriksen is the second player to have 10 or more assists in four consecutive league seasons after United icon David Beckham.

Let’s celebrate the fact that he’s also a good goal scorer, hitting double digits in five out of six full seasons at Tottenham Hotspur. In 2018, he scored one of the fastest goals in league history against United, inspiring a famous 3-0 Spurs victory and one of then-manager Jose Mourinho’s most infamous post-match meltdowns (and that’s saying something). At least he won’t be scoring against us anymore.

And, of course, let’s celebrate the fact that he’s still alive.