Potentially the most in-demand man this summer, it’s fair to say Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt truly has the world at his feet right now.
The 19-year-old enjoyed an impressive campaign with the Dutch side last season, leading them on a remarkable run to the Champions League semi-final.
His performances earned rave reviews and unsurprisingly he has been the subject of intense transfer speculation in recent weeks and months. After suggestions that Juventus were the frontrunners for his signature, journalist Julien Laurens has told ESPN that both United and PSG have an agreement with Ajax over signing De Ligt.
Laurens added that were Ajax to lose patience with the Italian side, it could open the door for the two other clubs to come in and swoop for the centre-back.
After hearing the latest update on the defender, United fans took to Twitter to reveal their thoughts on the matter.
Some United supporters were rather pessimistic about their actual chances of signing the highly-rated prospect and wondered whether this was all a ruse.
Indeed, a few fans of the Manchester side insisted that the club should turn their attentions away from De Ligt and perhaps focus their attentions on alternative options like Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly or Leicester’s Harry Maguire.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t even care about this Prima Donna anymore…. Would rather we signed Maguire or Koulibaly
— Wan Bissaka, Two Bissaka, Three Bissaka #MUFC (@OVERDOZiE) 5 July 2019
No thanks rather have Harry maguire
— k (@Locavelii) 5 July 2019
means nothing tho…player goes where he wants, not to play with Jones and Smalling
— Inside Man (@myfootballtrial) 5 July 2019
This has gone on for way to long now
— ᴊᴀᴋᴇ (@utdPxgba) 5 July 2019
Not this again. Move on.
— Aditya Bhaskara (@bhaskaradit) 5 July 2019
If, IF again IF, United sign de ligt I’ll delete all my glazers out tweets
— NOBODY (@mwwaaaaaaaaaaaa) 5 July 2019
Nah, sign Maguire or Koulibaly instead.
— Armando LUHG (@mhmdarmando) 5 July 2019
They want to use man u to raise deligt price to juve
— Adegoke Kolade James (@AdegokeKoladeJ1) 5 July 2019