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Frenkie De Jong Produced A Midfield-Splitting Burst For Netherlands' Winner, Left Everyone Behind Him

Nasir Jabbar

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Frenkie De Jong Produced A Midfield-Splitting Burst For Netherlands' Winner, Left Everyone Behind Him

Frenkie de Jong played a big role in Netherlands' dramatic winner against Wales, producing a brilliant run from midfield. 

Manchester United target De Jong was a second-half substitute in his side's Nations League win in Cardiff on Wednesday. 

He entered the fray in the 67th minute after starring for his country against Belgium in their previous fixture. 

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

And he made a huge impact in the dying stages of the game as he helped create Netherlands' winner. 

The 25-year-old picked up the ball from his own half and carried it into Wales' half with a marauding run, leaving opposition players in his wake. 

He skipped past Wales' midfield before picking out Tyrell Malacia​ who crossed for Wout Weghorst.

De Jong's superb run in the build-up to their goal sent social media wild. ​

One Man United fan tweeted: "A player running out from the back and picking the right pass to unlock the defence is literally what we’ve been crying out for sooooo long."​

A second wrote: "This burst that FDJ has as he carries the ball from midfield is incredible. Special player."​

A Barcelona supporter commented: "Frenkie doing his best to show he still deserves to play for us and that we need to play him in a better position."​

A fourth added: "If you think he’s not worth the money or the hassle of getting him you’re crazy."​

Former Man United boss Louis van Gaal heaped huge praise on De Jong following the final whistle. 

He claimed the star midfielder is worth a staggering £96 million. 

"Frenkie de Jong does bring an extra quality, of course," Van Gaal said. "That is why he is also worth €112 million (£95.9m)."

De Jong remains heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, with Erik ten Hag hellbent on snapping him up this summer. 

Featured Image Credit: Premier Sports

Topics: Frenkie De Jong, Manchester United, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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