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Van Dijk Could Help Man United Sign In-Demand Defender, Claims Berbatov

England’s Marcus Rashford in action with Netherlands

Van Dijk May Assist Man United Signal In-Demand Defender, Claims Berbatov

England’s Marcus Rashford in action with Netherlands' Matthijs de Ligt.

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Ajax starlet Matthijs de Ligt has attracted humongous curiosity from all throughout the continent for the reason that begin of the season.

His performances have already seen him get linked with a number of European juggernauts, out of which Barcelona are the present rumoured frontrunners within the race to safe his providers.

De Ligt dropped a surprising show towards Actual Madrid within the Champions League spherical of 16, taking part in a serious function in serving to his facet pull off a serious upset and knock the present holders out of the competitors.

Curiosity within the 19-year-old has since spiked drastically, and Ajax are set to be bombarded with humongous presents for the defender as soon as the switch window reopens in the summertime.

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Amid the hypothesis surrounding the Dutch worldwide’s future, former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has weighed in on the scenario.

The Bulgarian believes that the Crimson Devils, who stay determined for a centre-back signing, could have elevated possibilities of really touchdown De Ligt, because of their arch-rivals Liverpool‘s star defender, Virgil van Dijk.

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Talking to Betfair in a current interview, Berbatov opined: “One participant I’d like to see at Previous Trafford is Ajax defender, Matthijs de Ligt, though I do know each large membership in Europe is after him.

“I watched him play towards Actual Madrid and he appears the true deal – so assured and warranted for a participant of his age.

“Having his worldwide team-mate Virgil Van Dijk already within the Premier League might be a lift for any English group chasing de Ligt. The Liverpool man can be telling him how good the league is and that may make an actual distinction to the place you select to go.”