Manchester United deal was almost getting hijacked by Liverpool

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Liverpool tried to hijack Matthis De Ligt from Manchester United. The Dutch defender was offered £42 million.

Another club also approached Bayern Munich and Matthis De Ligt and it is reported that it was Paris Saint Germain. However, it seems that it was of no use. The Dutch defender has rejected both the clubs. He has made his mind already. Matthis De Ligt is ready to join Manchester United. He is ready to take a pay cut and join the Red Devils. The player has given the green signal, and by next week, Manchester United will complete the signing of De Ligt.

This came as a big surprise as nobody expected Liverpool trying to hijack the signing. No one also expected De Ligt to reject Liverpool and choose Manchester United over them. This came out as a big blow for the Merseyside Red.

How is the transfer market for Manchester United?

It has been a roller coaster of a journey for Manchester United in the transfer market. They spent a lot of their time negotiating with Erik Ten Hag on whether he will stay or leave the club. After completing the extension, Manchester United has kicked off their summer transfer activities with great enthusiasm.

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After the takeover of INEOS and Jim Ratcliffe, the club is very serious in rebuilding the team as a whole. Positive results require beneficial changes. They didn’t spend much time trying to buy Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite. For them, the player looked very expensive. Instead, they quickly shifted their focus towards Bayern Munich’s Matthis De Ligt. It is all going great as the player himself wants to join the Red Devils.

Alongside De Ligt, to improve the attack and help Rasmus Hojlund, Manchester United are going to sign Bologna’s striker Joshua Zirkzee. He has the potential to become a great player and Erik Ten Hag is keen to have him in his team. After almost a decade, the fans are happy that United are not overpaying for any player. They have a fixed amount and they plan on buying players within that range.

What’s next for Manchester United?

The Red Devils are getting ready for their pre-season tour. The team would be travelling to the United States of America to play all of their matches. They would be facing Spanish team Real Betis alongside two of their biggest rivals – Arsenal and Liverpool. The Red Devils will also play the first match of the Premier League next season. They would be facing Fulham at Old Trafford.

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