I've seen some terrible reporting over the years but this has to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. Mirror claiming we missed out on De Ligt because our scout Marcel Bout feared for weight problems based on his father being overweight. https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/man-utd-missed-out-matthijs-15063828 They should be sued to death for this really, though I guess the standards of the media in Britain are so ridiculously low they will get away with publishing trash like this without any counter reaction. The reality of course is A) that it was always De Ligt's plan to stay at Ajax and he's a down to earth kid who going by his interviews doesn't care about quick money or glory that much so he was never just going to leave that easily for a big club. And B) look at the fecking pictures. This is his 'obese' father in the middle. And this is De Ligt, obviously struggling with his weight.