Christian Eriksen arrived at Manchester United in the last transfer window, joining the Premier League side on a free transfer after his contract expired with Brentford.

The Denmark international returned to the pitch in January, when Brentford took him on a short-term deal. The Bees were keen on retaining him, but he snubbed them and signed for the Red Devils.

After struggling in his first two matches, the 30-year-old has excelled for Manchester United this season.

The midfielder also found the back of the net in his national team’s 2-1 defeat to Croatia in the UEFA Nations League and starred for Denmark in their 2-0 win over France in the following match.

Eriksen turned 30-years-of-age in February and Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand is of the belief the former Tottenham Hotspur man’s best years are ahead of him.

“Christian’s age does not matter. I am convinced that Christian has the best football years of his career ahead of him,” Hjulmand said, as relayed by Ekstra Bladet.

“He’s so clear about everything he does on a football field. That man cannot be stressed on a football pitch. He is so calm, so smart and plays with such great energy. It really is a pleasure to experience.

“He shows what he is – a world-class player. He not only has the x-factor that all teams need. He also delivers great running work and is involved in all phases of the game. No one can doubt that he is an incredibly important player for us.”

Atalanta’s Joakim Mæhle joined the national team coach in praising the Manchester United star.

“It’s not just against France, he was fantastic. When I see him playing for Manchester United, there is no doubt that he is a world-class player,” Mæhle said.

“Of course, we also had good performances when Christian was not part of the team, but we have missed him, and you can never complain about having an element like him in the team. He is a top-top player and top-top person.”

After a difficult period, the Manchester United player is seeing the results of all the hard work he’s put in to return to his very best level.