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Keane reckons Eriksen wouldn’t improve Manchester United

Roy Keane has questioned whether Tottenham star Christian Eriksen would improve Manchester United.

The Danish international has entered the final year of his contract at Spurs and looks likely to leave the club, either in the January transfer window or on a free transfer next summer.

Real Madrid and Juventus have been strongly linked with a move for the 27-year-old, though there have been tentative reports regarding a potential switch to Old Trafford as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to add to his creative midfield options.

Discussing Eriksen’s current form and a possible switch to his former side, Keane claimed the playmaker would not improve Manchester United, whilst the Irishman couldn’t resist a put-down of fellow midfielder Fred, who has struggled since his own big-money move to the club.

Asked if he would sign Eriksen, Keane told Sky Sports: “Not if I was the manager of Manchester United,

“I think he [Eriksen] will get a move on a free, but I don’t think he’d improve those teams, and that’s the key for clubs like Man United trying to close that gap.

“He won’t make Manchester United better, but having said that Man United bought Fred.”

Meanwhile, a report in The Athletic today claims that the Dane had ‘no intention’ of moving to Old Trafford last summer after the Red Devils expressed their interest in capturing his signature.

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