Man United fans have taken to Twitter to react to Matthijs De Ligt’s recent comments where he has mentioned wanting a ‘new challenge’.
The Ajax skipper is a much sought after commodity in the transfer market after enjoying a stellar season with the Eredivisie Champions.
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— MUFC Scoop (@MUFCScoop) May 28, 2019
So much so, that Manchester United are ready to blow Barcelona out of the water by offering the 19-year-old a mammoth £350,000-a-week contract making him the highest paid teenage footballer in the world.
The likes of Juventus and Paris Saint Germain are also keeping an eye on the developments should his move to either Old Trafford and Camp Nou fall through.
He has now revealed that he is still unsure about his future plans and is yet to chose his next destination.
‘I am very excited about what the nearest future may bring me, but I am also calm, I see it as a challenge, that is the most important thing,’ De Ligt told RTL via Metro
‘There are several options, what I’m doing is seeing which is the best option, it seems logical that one option is better than the other.’
When asked to make a pick between Man United and Barcelona, the 19-year-old gave nothing away:
“Obviously the Premier League is a big competition, in Spain also,” he told ESPN via Marca, revealing his doubts.
“I still do not know anything about where my future is. “First we have to play two games and then after that I’ll see what happens next.”
Man United are desperate to land the Dutchman and United fans have picked on De Ligt’s use of the word “Challenge” as they believe that their club is more of a ‘work in progress’ than the likes of Barcelona who’ve just won their second La Liga in a row.
Here’s how Man United fans have reacted to De Ligt wanting a ‘Challenge’ :
— 🔮™️ (@iseekwisdm) May 31, 2019
— Brendan Mc Crory (@TheJaw123) May 31, 2019
“I see it as a challenge, that is the most important thing” pic.twitter.com/ECo7Il1dUG
— Tяυsτ №¹-Yahya™ (@RealistYahz) May 31, 2019
Ain’t no challenge about going to Barcelona
— Daniel (@UtdDxn) May 31, 2019
Did he just said https://t.co/up2sdiDuth means it’s united.i don’t think there is any bigger challenge in world football than playing for united 😂
— United we stand (@manutdfanvoice) May 31, 2019
Man United rn is a challenge bro…
— EMI♥️LIE (@mufc_marie) May 31, 2019
Going to united has always been a challenge for any player. Its definetly united
— OG sterns (@sternlyogolla) May 31, 2019
Challenge = United
Logical = Barca
— 🔴⚫⚪ (@AidanMUFC44) May 31, 2019
Joining United is a challenge indeed! Welcome Matrhijs de Ligt!! #MUFC
— RËPHRÄ5Ë (@Phra5e) May 31, 2019
No bigger challenge than organising Ashley Young and the rest of our defence Matthijs mate
— Charlie Proctor (@cproctor10) May 31, 2019
Try ‘Challenge’ing Smalling or Jones for a start in the starting XI 😛