Ajax star Christian Eriksen honoured by Sir Alex Ferguson praise after Manchester United loss

Christian Eriksen is highly-rated around Europe

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Christian Eriksen has said he is honoured to receive praise from Sir Alex Ferguson but reiterated that he is happy to continue his development at Ajax.

Denmark international Eriksen, 20, has long been linked with a move to England or Spain with Old Trafford regularly touted as a potential destination, and he had the chance to face Manchester United in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

United came away from the match with a 2-0 victory, but Eriksen was still able to make a positive impression on Ferguson.

“He’s a good player – a typical Ajax player who is good on the ball – but we already knew that,” he told TV3+ after the game. “We have many young players at the club, but we are always looking for talent. It’s impossible to predict.”

Eriksen said he was flattered to receive a compliment from Ferguson, even if he plans to remain at the Amsterdam ArenA for the time being.

“It is great to hear and an honour to hear him saying positive things about me, especially as it’s not just come from any old manager,” he told Ekstra Bladet after the match. “It’s something I have to get used to. I would say that he is one of the game’s greatest managers.”

Asked whether he would be interested in a move to Old Trafford, he said: “I want to play for a big club at some point, of course, but right now I am not dreaming of anything so big. My dream is for now only about Ajax.”

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