Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has stated that it would be nice to see Christian Eriksen play with Cristiano Ronaldo in the upcoming season for Manchester United. There are doubts over Ronaldo’s future at the club as he recently asked to leave Red Devils. Ronaldo has revealed his ambition to play for a club that will take part in the UEFA Champions League.
However, Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has said that Ronaldo will stay at the club despite transfer rumors. Meanwhile, Schmeichel reckons Eriksen’s signing could help the club in holding on to Ronaldo for the upcoming season.
The former custodian believes the Danish player can provide support from the midfield to the Portuguese striker which he didn’t receive in the previous edition.
He told Tipsbladet (via Mirror): “There are many questions to which we lack answers. Is Ronaldo playing? Is Frenkie de Jong coming? I think it is difficult to predict the team right now, but no matter what, Christian Eriksen gets the chance from the start in many matches. There he must prove himself like everyone else.”
He added: “It’s a great feeling to pull a United jersey over your head. He is chosen to represent the dreams of many people. I hope he will enjoy it. He’s good enough and he can handle it. Christian Eriksen will probably become a superstar at United if he delivers what he can.”
When Schmeichel was asked what his compatriot can bring to the table for Manchester United, he added that Eriksen can provide a lot of assists.
“He [Eriksen] must create goals. That’s what he can do. Eriksen has a unique way of watching the football game. He can deliver passes the defence cannot handle. In addition, he must be able to hold on to the ball on the final third, because that was a big problem for United last season.”
“His qualities are seriously expressed when he has good players around him. Therefore, I think it would be nice to see him play with Cristiano Ronaldo. There you can talk about two well-developed football brains.”
Meanwhile, Eriksen scored one goal and provided four assists in 11 matches for Brentford after joining the team in January last season.