According to Mirror Football, Manchester United are eyeing a surprise move for former Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong.

A 73-cap Netherlands international that’s featured in both of his country’s World Cup fixtures thus far, incoming Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal knows the 29 year-old well.

The Terrier certainly fits the Orange gaffer’s template of using a no-nonsense anchorman in his customary 4-3-3 formation, and also offers significant Premier League experience, having made over 100 outings in the top flight during his three-year Etihad career.

Furthermore, following an incredibly disappointing season at AC Milan which saw the San Siro side finish in eighth place, it’s believed De Jong could be allowed to leave for as little as £6million this summer.

But with LVG reportedly privy to a £200million warchest in the coming window, it’s unlikely the Holland enforcer will be his solitary purchase of the summer.

With that in mind, here’s a list of SIX players who could follow De Jong to Old Trafford – some inspired by his arrival, others more coincidental.


Nigel de Jong (Netherlands)

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