The 19-year-old showed he is human after all with a clumsy mistake for the Netherlands in Guimaraes
Matthijs de Ligt made a costly, clumsy error in England’s Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands.
The 19-year-old Dutch defender is wanted by the likes of Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool, and Manchester United after an incredible season with Ajax.
But he showed he is human after all, taking a poor touch in the box before bringing down Marcus Rashford, who converted the resulting penalty in Guimaraes.
Then moments later, he was nutmegged by Jadon Sancho as Rashford nearly doubled his tally.
It’s the sort of defending that was commonplace at Old Trafford this season, with the Red Devils conceding a staggering 54 goals in the Premier League.
The club want De Ligt, valued at around £70million, to come and tighten things up.
But these fans have other ideas:
De Ligt recently revealed Rashford is the toughest striker he has ever come up against.
Speaking in a Q&A with Ajax TV, De Ligt was asked who his hardest opponent has been and after a moment of consideration he delivered his answer with a wry smile.
“That has to be Rashford, from Manchester United,” he said. “Great player, quick, technical skills.”