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Man Utd ace Christian Eriksen reveals his footballing idols

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By Michael Graham

Manchester United and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has named Roma legend Francesco Totti and Danish icon Michael Laudrup as his footballing idols.

The 30-year-old was taking part in a question and answer session from Man Utd fans when asked about who tried to shape his game when he was young.

Michael Laudrup is obviously no surprise given he’s from Denmark, but he says his love for Totti comes from a more unusual source, although we can probably all relate to it.

“I’ve had two,” Eriksen told the club’s official website. “Totti because I played Football Manager.

“After that, it was Michael Laudrup, the only one. Just because he was Danish and I liked his style.”

Eriksen he has previously stated that “every player in Denmark” wants to play the way Michael Laudrup did, even though he is the one who has been most closely compared to him.

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He’s had to deal with that pressure since he first emerged, and he’s already spoken about how he’s dealt with it.

“I’ve always had it, so I’ve learned to live with it,” Eriksen said in 2014. “Every player has a different style of play, has a different talent, so people look at you differently.

“But in the position I play, you have to have some pressure. Many players who start young always get comparisons with other people, a little older. Or the Danish papers with Laudrup, but I’ve been used to it from the start.”

This article was originally posted on 90min.com as Man Utd ace Christian Eriksen reveals his footballing idols.