Manchester United switch goal Matthijs de Ligt is ‘not 100% completely satisfied’ at Bayern Munich and will go away the membership in the summertime, in response to experiences in Germany.
De Ligt has tumbled down the Bayern pecking order this season with head coach Thomas Tuchel preferring Dayot Upamecano and summer time signing Kim Min-jae as his first-choice centre-back duo.
The Dutchman had began all 5 of Bayern’s Bundesliga matches following the winter break till Saturday’s title showdown at Bayer Leverkusen, with Eric Dier changing De Ligt within the beginning lineup as Bayern misplaced 3-0.
When requested by BILD post-match whether or not he was nursing an harm or match to play, De Ligt was ‘visibly annoyed’ and replied: “Prime match!”
Later reporting from BILD added De Ligt is understandably not content material with life at Bayern, whereas Tuchel can also be eager on bringing in one other centre-back, with Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo and Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah amongst his prime targets.
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At this price, De Ligt’s very best likelihood of remaining at Bayern will come via a change of supervisor, which is believable if they don’t retain the Bundesliga – the reigning champions are actually 5 factors behind Leverkusen after Saturday’s defeat on the BayArena.
De Ligt’s unhappiness at Bayern will likely be noteworthy to United, whose curiosity within the 24-year-old was first reported by Sky Sports activities Germany final month. Pink Devils boss Erik ten Hag managed De Ligt at Ajax and the 2 may reunite at Previous Trafford this summer time.
United may lose Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans on free transfers on the finish of the season with their contracts on the verge of expiration – Ten Hag has admitted the membership are ready to resolve their futures – whereas Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have additionally been linked with exits.
Regardless of being drawn in the identical Champions League group, De Ligt didn’t face Ten Hag’s United this season, remaining an unused substitute in Bayern’s 4-3 win on the Allianz Area earlier than being dominated out of the return fixture with a knee harm.