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Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt has fueled speculation over a move to Manchester United by ‘liking’ a post on Instagram from club legend Rio Ferdinand.
The Dutchman is set to leave Amsterdam this summer after CEO Edwin van Der Sar admitted the defender had likely played his last game for the club and would move to ‘England or Spain.
De Ligt has been one of the most talked about players in Europe this season after a playing a crucial role in getting Ajax to within a few seconds of a first Champions League final in 23 years.
While Liverpool have no plans to make an approach, Barcelona had been heavy favourites to land the Dutchman, with the Catalans hoping to see him follow Frenkie de Jong to Spain.
While United in their current state clearly lack the appeal of Lionel Messi’s Barcelona, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to make de Ligt the centre of his rebuild at Old Trafford.
And, if the Dutchman’s Instagram activity is anything to go by, United may have a greater possibility of landing the defender than first thought.
United celebrated the 11-year anniversary of their Champions League success over Chelsea earlier this week and de Ligt ‘liked’ a post from Rio Ferdinand commemorating the victory.