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Rasmus Hojlund has made his feelings clear on Man Utd signing Matthijs De Ligt as club open talks

Rasmus Hojlund has made his feelings clear on Man Utd signing Matthijs De Ligt as club open talks

United have reportedly offered a contract to De Ligt - who played under Erik ten Hag at Ajax.

Rasmus Hojlund has made his thoughts clear on Manchester United potentially signing Matthijs de Ligt from Bayern Munich.

Dutch outlet De Telegraaf claim that United have offered the centre-back, who is currently representing the Netherlands at Euro 2024, a five-year contract until 2029.

They add that manager Erik ten Hag has already personally spoken to the 24-year-old about a potential move. De Ligt made 29 appearances for Bayern last season, although his campaign was disrupted by injury.

A move to Old Trafford would reunite De Ligt with Ten Hag, whom he worked under while at Ajax before his big-money move to Juventus.

He has been consistently linked with United over recent transfer windows, but the departure of Raphael Varane and fitness issues surrounding their other centre-backs last season means the club are in the market for a high-profile addition.

Hojlund was United's marquee signing last summer, arriving from the now reigning Europa League champions Atalanta for an initial fee of £64 million plus a potential £8 million in add-ons.

The 22-year-old is returning to Old Trafford after his Denmark side were knocked out by Germany at the last 16 stage of Euro 2024, and spoke to Sky Sports Germany's Florian Plettenberg before departing for the UK.

When asked about the possibility of playing with De Ligt next season, Hojlund replied: "That [move] has nothing to do with me, so I can't answer that question [about De Ligt signing].

"But he is a good defender."

If De Ligt does join United, meanwhile, he would certainly enjoy playing under Ten Hag, given his previous comments about his former manager.

Speaking after the Dutchman took the job at Old Trafford in 2022, the Bayern star commented (via Daily Mirror): "He is someone who loves his job and he loves to work, and he wants to do everything to make his team play better.

"He's really into the details. This makes him a really good trainer who improves players. He has a lot of qualities to succeed, and we will have to see how he goes."

Featured Image Credit: Getty / Twitter/@Plettigoal

Topics: Rasmus Hojlund, Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United, Football, Premier League, Matthijs De Ligt, Bayern Munich, Transfers