Matthijs de Ligt answers Manchester United speculation


Matthijs de Ligt answers Manchester United speculation

Manchester United have pursued the signing of Matthijs de Ligt for a long time now, particularly before he joined Juventus last summer, but that interest has since then been renewed.


The Dutch international has answered the constant speculation surrounding a possible move elsewhere, and has claimed that he is "happy" at Juventus.


Manchester United have reportedly been keen to use Paul Pogba in a possible swap deal to bring de Ligt to Old Trafford.


De Ligt joined Juventus in the summer for £67.5m, yet he has struggled so far this season, failing to build a formidable partnership with any of Juve's defenders, which has led to Merih Demiral taking his place.


Speaking in an interview with teammate Wojciech Szczesny for the Youtube channel Foot Truck, the Dutchman claimed that claimed that he "had a lot of time to choose among the clubs" and that he made "the best choice".


He also added that "At Juventus they told me that I was bought because I know how to manage the pressure, they trust me for everything I did at Ajax. I'm happy to live in Torino."


De Ligt also added that at the start of his time at Juventus, he found it very difficult because the focus was all on him, yet even after scoring an own-goal in his second game for the club, he started to adapt more and more.


The 20-year-old has played 27 games in all competitions this season, starting 24 of them, and being left on the bench unused in eight games.