Man Utd’s plan for two medicals is looking unlikely as Erik ten Hag eyes transfers

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Manchester United, according to reports, would love to have Jurrien Timber and Frenkie de Jong in for medicals by the time their involvement with the Netherlands is over. However, given recent comments from the pair, that currently looks unlikely. And whether Erik ten Hag can bring them to Old Trafford remains to be seen.

Manchester United are aiming to strengthen their side following a dire season under Ralf Rangnick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

And De Jong and Timber are two players in their sights, with the duo both playing under Ten Hag in the past.

According to 90min, United would love to bring the duo in for medicals by the time their involvement with the Netherlands comes to an end.

But, given their recent comments, that seems unlikely.

With De Jong, there doesn’t appear to be much appetite for a move to Old Trafford.

Barcelona would only accept huge money for the 25-year-old and, with United lacking Champions League football, there are many obstacles currently in the way.

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With De Jong, it seems like United could be wasting their time.

He loves Barcelona too much to go and the club can’t pressure him into leaving, even if they need to balance their finances.

And it seems like United’s plan is ambitious when it comes to Timber, too.

The Ajax star developed well under Ten Hag, with the new United boss keen on a reunion at Old Trafford.

But Timber, like De Jong, has suggested he’s happy at his current club and not looking to move.

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“Of course I can develop further there [Ajax],” he said.

“I am 100 percent sure of that. I don’t feel like I’m done at the club. But I can also develop at other clubs.

“In the end, my gut feeling will be the deciding factor. The picture has to be right.

“You can go to a big club. But if you’re not going to play there, it’s better to stay with Ajax.

“And Ajax is also a big club. We play football in the Champions League and I play there together with the best players in the Netherlands.

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“That is not nothing.”

Given Timber’s stance, it also appears United will face a fight to bring him in.

Especially those comments about Champions League football, something the Red Devils are unable to offer.

The Netherlands are due to tackle Belgium, Wales and Poland in the coming weeks.

And whether United have made any progress whatsoever by then remains to be seen.



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