New Manchester United signing, Christian Eriksen, has identified manager, Erik ten Hag, as the person that convinced him to join the Red Devils.

Eriksen joined Man United as a free agent this summer after spending the last six months on loan at Brentford.

Speaking at his first press conference on Tuesday, the Denmark international said he saw himself playing for Man United after having a conversion with Ten Hag.

“First of all, football,” Eriksen said as quoted by Man United’s official website when asked about why his preference was to come to Old Trafford.

“I mean, I’m a guy who wants to play football and I think, with the idea of the manager coming in and the ideas he had, and also with my conversations with him, I mean I could see myself playing football in Manchester.

“And, at the same time, it’s a very, very big club – if not the biggest. If you pronounce it anywhere, they know where it’s from, they know where the locals come from.

“It has a big history and it’s a nice feeling to be part of something that is that big in history.”

He added, “Obviously, to speak with the manager and hear his ideas and have conversations with him on the football terms was great and ideal for me to get the decision and the possibility of coming to Manchester United.”

Eriksen could make his first appearance for Man United this weekend when they face Atletico Madrid in Oslo on Saturday and Rayo Vallecano the following day at Old Trafford.