Why not him?! Man United fans want Matthijs de Ligt instead of Samuel Umtiti

Manchester United fans have been busy discussing the rumours linking Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti with a move to Old Trafford, with the Spanish champions reportedly considering the sale so they can fund a move for Ajax prodigy Matthijs de Ligt.

The Dutch giants are said to be chasing the same amount from Barcelona that they managed to get for Frenkie de Jong, who recently signed for the Blaugrana in an €85m deal – if Barcelona are to splash out a combined €170m on the two Dutch internationals, they may need to cash in on one of their existing stars.

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As a result, that man looks to be World Cup winning centre-back Umtiti, who was reportedly being watched by United scouts on Monday, although they should be wary of the 25-year-old’s injury problems this season – he missed three months of the campaign with a cartilage problem.

Given their lofty status in world football, United fans on Twitter have been quick to question why the club are choosing to take other team’s cast offs, and are demanding that the club go out and get De Ligt…