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Christian Eriksen signed a three-year deal at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Christian Eriksen has revealed he turned down interest from Tottenham and Brentford because he felt a move to Manchester United offered him ‘redepmtion’ from what he’s experienced in the last 15 months.

The Dane signed a three-year deal with United in July, despite heavy interest from other clubs in the Premier League.

Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2021 and his contract at Inter Milan was terminated because Serie A does not allow players to play with a Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD).

There was no guarantee that Eriksen would play again and Brentford took a gamble in signing the playmaker last January.

Eriksen thrived in north London and the Bees were keen on signing him on a long-term deal, after his initial six-month deal expired.

Spurs, Eriksen’s former club, were also interested with Antonio Conte confirming last season that he was keen on signing the Dane.

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Eriksen had offers from Brentford and Spurs (Picture: Getty)

But Eriksen says the lure of signing for ‘one of the biggest clubs in the world’

‘It is one of the biggest clubs in the world,’ said Eriksen.

‘It was a redemption after what had happened earlier, and like proving that you could get an offer from United. It was great. It’s a huge club I’ve joined. I had enough [opportunities]. I had enough options to choose from, but it was all about finding the right one.

‘Of course, Brentford wanted me to stay but I would say where I am in my career, I had the opportunity to step up to what I had dreamed of and hoped for.

‘I wanted to kick-start my career by coming to an even bigger address [club], and I succeeded.’

Eriksen has been a success at Old Trafford since his arrival and he was awarded Man of the Match in the side’s 3-1 win against Arsenal in the side’s last match.

The Dane provided an assist for United’s third goal and eye-catching passes for the first and second goals.

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