Man United keeping tabs on Matthijs de Ligt – Old Trafford Faithful

Man United keeping tabs on Matthijs de Ligt – Old Trafford Faithful

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Man United are weighing up a move to bring Matthijs de Ligt to Old Trafford.

From Harry Maguire to Victor Lindelof, with a little Raphael Varane in between, Manchester United’s main options at centre-half majorly underwhelmed during the 2021/22 season.

Conceding the fifteenth-most goals in the division, despite ‘boasting’ the most expensive back line in the country, was nothing but embarrassing.

Although Erik ten Hag may bring some tactical tweaks to the defence, I’d also expect to see at least one new centre-back brought in.

Enter, Matthijs de Ligt.

A recent report from Corriere dello Sport, with a small translation via the MEN Live Blog, links United with a move to bring in the 22-year-old.

United were named amongst the clubs who ‘wants’ to sign the top-class centre-back this summer. However, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and FC Barcelona were all credited with interest.

As things stand, Juventus are looking to get De Ligt to renew his current contract with the Old Lady. However, if the Dutchman decides to move on, he’s certainly not going to be short of options.

He’s tall, strong, great in the air and also pretty quick. De Ligt has all the makings of an ideal centre-back for Premier League football. The scary thing is he’s only going to get better over the next few years as he’s still so young.

Sadly, I just don’t see De Ligt as a genuinely obtainable target for United this summer. The competition is far too fierce, particularly when every other side credited with interest has Champions League football on offer.

I guess the only benefit United have is that Ten Hag is De Ligt’s countryman and the pair did work together at Ajax for a short time.

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