Manchester United has been advised that Frenkie de Jong does not want to join the club due to the uncertainty surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo and the exits of players such as Paul Pogba. Former Aston Villa captain Gabriel Agbonlahor has slammed Manchester United’s pursuit of the Barcelona star.
Throughout the summer, United has been after De Jong. Although a fee has been agreed upon with Barcelona, the player is determined to remain at the Nou Camp.
Erik ten Hag is familiar with the player from his time at Ajax. However, it does not appear that this is enough to persuade him to transfer to Old Trafford.
Ten Hag has reaffirmed that Ronaldo is not for sale, despite the fact that the 37-year-old has expressed a desire to quit the club. Meanwhile, Pogba has returned to Juventus after leaving the club at the end of his contract.
United, according to Agbonlahor, no longer has the clout it once had. And he claims that Pogba’s exit, combined with Ronaldo’s circumstances, is turning De Jong off even more.
“I’ve been talking about Manchester United not being as much of a pull for a time now, and Man United fans don’t like it,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT. They are unable to handle the truth.
“If De Jong leaves Barcelona, he does not want to join Manchester United.” There have been reports that he would rather play for Bayern Munich or Chelsea.
“Because if I had to choose between Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League, I’d go with Chelsea.” I’m in London, I have Thomas Tuchel, who recently won the Champions League, you’re playing Champions League football this season, and you have a better squad of players.
“Manchester United has Ronaldo, who doesn’t want to be there; he hasn’t shown up for pre-season.” You have players who are underperforming. You’ve lost key players such as Pogba.
“They have issues, and it will take them some time to be competitive in the Premier League or the Champions League.” Is De Jong interested in moving from Barcelona, which will compete in the Champions League, to Manchester United, which will not?
“And they’re having issues at their club. He will either join Bayern Munich or Chelsea, or he will remain at Barcelona.”