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Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt is so much of a unit that he's forced the club's kitman to make massive slits into his shorts because his thighs are too big.
Last night, the 19-year old Dutchman skippered his side to a 4-1 win over De Graafschap as Ajax claimed the Eredivisie title in style.
Ajax did so by debuting next season's Adidas away kit but their physical specimen of a defender, De Ligt, had some difficulty with the tightness of the shorts.
And so to combat the problem, Ajax's kitman had to cut massive slits into the shorts so that De Ligt's enormous thighs had room to breathe.
Ajax had to cut slits into De Ligt's shorts to get them to fit his thighs. pic.twitter.com/SKafQHPBYR
- SK (@marceloholic) May 15, 2019
Matthijs de Ligt's legs are so hench that Ajax have had to cut a massive slit in his shorts just so he can fit into them :scissors::flushed:
The lad is an absolute UNIT pic.twitter.com/mgEHvAJ9iK
- Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) May 15, 2019
Fox Sports did a close up on the custom shorts in first half stoppage time in Wednesday night's clash.
The lad clearly does not skip leg day. But while he has immense physical attributes, his leadership skills - combined with his aerial dominance and technical ability is what has made him the most sought after defender in Europe.
Playing with maturity beyond his years, the 2018 Golden Boy award winner looks set to command a similar fee to the £75 million Liverpool paid Southampton to land his Netherlands defensive partner Virgil van Dijk if he is on the market this summer.
But incredibly, Manchester United had the chance to sign him last summer yet decided to pass up on him over fears he would become "too fat" as he got older.
Scout Marcel Bout, who was brought in by Louis van Gaal but remained working with United when his fellow Dutchman was given the boot in 2016, watched De Ligt extensively and provided regular reports on him.
According to David McDonnell from The Mirror, United never pressed forward with a move for the defender on the advice of Bout, who predicted that the Netherlands international would become like his dad, Frank, who he deemed to be "significantly overweight".
Man Utd reportedly turned down the chance to sign De Ligt last season because they were told by their scouts that he would become too fat due to his father being overweight- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) May 11, 2019
Man Utd scouts watching De Ligt in the Champions League this season: pic.twitter.com/xFxaeh68Rs
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