Christian Eriksen may continue to fight for his place in Manchester United’s midfield, where he has big competition, but things are completely different at Denmark’s national team.

With 125 caps, the 31-year-old is still a very important figure in the squad, and stays on the pitch for the whole 90 minutes in most of their games.

As Eriksen held a press conference on Tuesday, Ekstra Bladet now feature some quotes of him speaking about his successful career with the national team.

Even though it’s Simon Kjær who currently holds the record for most appearances, with 128, the Manchester United player is three years younger than him, and is expected to soon steal that position.

“I am happy to reach 126 games against San Marino. Then I come to the side of Dennis Rommedahl.

“He welcomed me very well when I started in Ajax and in the national team. I am happy and proud to reach that number.”

Ekstra Bladet highlights that Eriksen is ‘still world-class’ although he’s obviously humble in his own statements.

“No, we don’t have agreements about us taking records from each other. But as long as Simon plays, he has the record.”

Following Denmark’s matches against Kazakhstan and San Marino, Eriksen returns to England, where Manchester United take a trip to Sheffield to face the Blades on Saturday.

The Dane has nine appearances for the Red Devils this season, but stayed out of Erik ten Hag’s starting team in the Premier League in their past three games, as the Dutch boss seems to still be evaluating the midfield options he has.