Matthijs de Ligt drops Manchester United transfer hint on Instagram amid Barcelona interest

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Matthijs de Ligt drops Manchester United transfer hint on Instagram amid Barcelona interest



Matthijs de Ligt is a target for Manchester United and Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt has fueled speculation over a move to Manchester United by ‘liking’ a post on Instagram from club legend Rio Ferdinand.
The Dutchman is set to leave Amsterdam this summer after CEO Edwin van Der Sar admitted the defender had likely played his last game for the club and would move to ‘England or Spain.
Barcelona, having signed team-mate Frenkie de Jong in January, had been expected to snap up de Ligt.
However, de Ligt’s value has rocketed in the second half of the season and United have reportedly bettered Barcelona’s offer to the Dutchman.
While United in their current state clearly lack the appeal of Lionel Messi’s Barcelona, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to make de Ligt the centre of his rebuild at Old Trafford.

And, if the Dutchman’s Instagram activity is anything to go by, United may have a greater possibility of landing the defender than first thought.
United celebrated the 11-year anniversary of their Champions League success over Chelsea earlier this week and de Ligt ‘liked’ a post from Rio Ferdinand commemorating the victory.

’21st May 2008 Rain in Moscow….what a NIGHT…what a TEAM,’ wrote Ferdinand, ending the post with #mufc, #united and #team.
Ferdinand, of course, has been heavily linked with a return to Manchester United to become the club’s first-ever technical director.

“He’s the best young centre-half on the planet!”
Rio Ferdinand is full of praise for Ajax and their young captain Matthijs de Ligt ✖️✖️✖️
What a team 👏 pic.twitter.com/j32EqfTmYm
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 16, 2019

Earlier this season Ferdinand described de Ligt as ‘the best young centre-half on the planet’ and said he was ‘born’ to play on the biggest stage.
United fans will be hoping that stage is Old Trafford…
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