Brentford manager Thomas Frank has not given up hope of signing Christian Eriksen ahead of .
Eriksen is currently a free agent after his six-month deal with the Bees expired at the end of June.
The Dane is understood to have , with Erik ten Hag eager to make him part of his summer rebuild at Old Trafford.
A contract is reportedly being finalised but Brentford boss Frank has suggested there is still a chance the 30-year-old could sign a deal to keep him in the capital.
‘Right now he’s not a Brentford player, but he’s not a player for anyone else either,’ Frank told Danish publication.
‘It may well be that right now it seems to be a different place than with us, but let’s see now.’
Asked if he believes Eriksen could still be a Brentford player come the start of the season, Frank insisted he must ‘be optimistic’, admitting he has been in frequent contact with the midfielder.
Discussing Brentford’s offer for the midfielder he added: ‘We have offered him a contract and he has then had to figure out what he wants with his life and career.
‘So he has an offer from us, but I do not know what else is. However, I assume that there are offers from almost everyone else.
‘He has been insanely happy to be here, and I know he considered us strongly when we gave him the offer – for many reasons. But I do not know anything about what he has decided. ‘
United hope to make Eriksen their second signing of the summer following the arrival of Tyrell Malacia this week.
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