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Christian Eriksen Was Asked About THAT Moment With Brandon Williams In First Manchester United Interview

Josh Lawless

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Christian Eriksen Was Asked About THAT Moment With Brandon Williams In First Manchester United Interview

Christian Eriksen was asked about his "connection" with Brandon Williams after an unique moment last season playing for Brentford.

The Danish international has joined Manchester United on a free transfer, penning a three-year contract and becoming the second signing of the Erik ten Hag era.

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The deal was announced by United on 15 July but Eriksen has only just arrived at the club's Carrington base and took part in first-team training.

He also did the usual media duties such as photoshoots and interviews for official club channels.

And one questioned posed to the former Spurs and Inter Milan midfielder was his exchange with Williams, who is now his teammate.

On loan at Norwich, Williams was rugby-tackled by Eriksen, who stopped a counter attack.

The defender was furious and initially grabbed his opponent's shirt in anger. However when he realised who it was, he gave Eriksen a big hug.

In the interview, the reporter told Eriksen, "Obviously we're aware of the connection with Brandon Williams with what happened last season?" - to which he replied, "What, we call that a connection?!".


Williams, in his United training attire, was seen sharing an embrace with his new teammate in b-roll footage cut into the Eriksen interview.

After he was fitted with an ICD device following his cardiac arrest on the pitch playing for Denmark at Euro 2020, Eriksen was released by Inter Milan as the defibrillator goes against Serie A rules.

Eriksen went on to impress in his short-term stint with Brentford, who were desperate to extend his stay in west London.

But he couldn't turn down United and the chance to work under Ten Hag, who achieved success at his former club Ajax.


"I want to come here to play football, I don’t come here just for the logo itself, I want to come here and play," he told United's official website.

“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 debut for United against Atletico Madrid in Oslo on Saturday - or alternatively - feature in the friendly at Old Trafford against Rayo Vallecano a day later.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Manchester United

Topics: Christian Eriksen, Manchester United, Brentford, Brandon Williams, Norwich City

Josh Lawless
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