Matthijs de Ligt / signs for Juventus, lowering their average age to 56

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    Henrik Larsson Still logged in at RAWK (help!)

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    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.

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    And this is De Ligt, obviously struggling with his weight.

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    Chillosophy New Member

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    ^He looks to be struggling with clothing himself a la Balotelli vest-incident, do not want.

    On a serious note, it is indeed ridiculous, shirked when I read it this morning. The Mirror is sort of a celebrity-gossip rag though right? Im not keeping track of british journalism, but I agree they should be ashamed nevertheless :nono:
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    NinjaZombie Punched the air when Liverpool beat City

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    We are not getting him. Realistically speaking, why would he join a Europa League club?

    Did Jaap Stam signed for Liverpool back in 1998? Because like it or not, we are the new Liverpool of the 90s nowadays.
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    Patrick08 Full Member

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    This has been going on since Woodward took over. Free mud slinging at the club without ever being countered. The club has become a joke.
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    Scroto Baggins Full Member

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    Barca bound no? I still think Juve is his best bet for game time, young players need to be able to grow their game with plenty of football. Maybe City might swoop in with some crazy offer Ajax and Raiola cannot say no to.

    Definitely going to a CL club, Barca, City, RM, Juve.
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    kopviolator Full Member

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    Pogba and Zlatan signed for us in 2016 when we were in the Europa league. Imo it's not about that. It's about where this club is heading or where people believe we're heading. The club has made a fool out of themselves in recent years and probably has lost credibility in the football community when it comes to football matters. No-one believes we'll be seriously challenging in at least the next 3 years. I believe this is the most important when trying to attract young talents.
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    NinjaZombie Punched the air when Liverpool beat City

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    Yeah, the way I see it, that first Europa stint could have been a blip. But now, from the outside, it looks more like this is our level nowadays.

    We are rebuilding, but no way we are doing that by buying De Ligt.
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    Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær Lutefisk is it!

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    To be fair, his cheeks remind me of Luke Shaw's titties.
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    mitchmouse Full Member

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    not sure if this has been posted but the Mirror saying:
    • Manchester United missed out on the chance to sign Matthijs de Ligt - because they were told he would become too fat.
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Didn’t VDS say it would be between England and Spain?
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    No that’s definitely not been posted further up the page. Thanks for sharing it
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    Bigger question, is that his little brother and sister and if so are they any good? And can we pick them up for a decent fee.
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    Chillosophy New Member

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    Its literally quoted in the post before yours :lol:
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    Loon Full Member

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    I told Fergie Steve Bruce would get fat.
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    Obvious bullshit story.

    Maybe Woodward has read The Game and is negging De Ligt to get him to sign.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Not a very apt name, apparently.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Yeah, no chance that is true.
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    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    Touché.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Yet we are supposedly looking at Harry Maguire who is not exactly svelte.
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    kopviolator Full Member

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    I agree, It's unlikely. But in general, these sort of targets have to be approached with some vision and plan in mind. It's hard to attract prospects only with the brand name these days and they can get the money elsewhere. There should be an ambitious plan put forward and they should be invited to participate. Who knows what happening within the club but in all honesty I'm not optimistic.
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    AJ10 Full Member

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    You potentially Fat prick.
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    Spanish rumours eh.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    But then why do all the stories say in the Spanish press that the only reason Barca haven’t agreed a deal yet is because of raiola’s fee? He’s clearly involved somehow
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    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    Exactly what I was going to post!
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    Misinformation; who would have thought such tactics might be used in transfer battles.
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    clearly addicted to food, look at him eating an air burger
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    I looked at a few pages before... never thought to look up!
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    fat muller
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    SATA Full Member

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    Marcel Bout should be sueing with the help of the club at the 'source' if this isn't true. His name was being used!
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    What's his clothing line?
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    Isotope Full Member

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    Mcheese de Ligz.
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    Sjaakmeoff Full Member

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    His nickname is Dikkie (Fatty)

    True story.
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    Reminded me of The Game Changers. Documentary about vegan athletes being better for it. James Wilks is one. Highly recommend it.

    If this club were so clairvoyant about this weight and health issue they'd follow Forest Green Rovers FC and push plant based eating and not worry about genetics.

    But they're not.
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    In America we'd have a mother and father of 3 arrested for looking so healthy and their son appearing calorie deficient.
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    Too soon.
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    Pav1878 New Member

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    This thread is a joke.

    Jesus Christ, he's never coming to us, whether we called him fat or not.

    Get over it and move on
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    We did sign Anderson too and his father was thin. Whats this world coming to? I do not care if he is fat and bald when he is 35 years old. If this is true then the lunatics have taken over the asylum. I think it is not the Glazers but Woodward who needs to go. We need to replace half the team and no amount of managerial changes it going to make us better with this lot and Woodward in charge.
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    What's next... I think if the same United scouting team were present in 2004/5, they would have called messi too short and light weight too.
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