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Louis van Gaal advises Matthijs de Ligt to join Manchester United’s rivals

Manchester United have revealed that they were forced to pay £8.4 million to part with Louis van Gaal and his coaching staff.

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has advised Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt to join Manchester City, Barcelona or Juventus.

The Dutch youngster has long been linked with top European clubs. However, Guillem Balague insisted, that Manchester City are not in for the player.

“De Ligt at Juventus? I think De Ligt can play in any competition,” Van Gaal told Ziggo Sport.

“In Italy, they are the masters of defence, so he can best develop there. If I had the chance I would go to Barcelona. They have central defenders who are not too good, so he will play there. Or I would go to Manchester City. I don’t think the central defenders are that great either, so he’ll play there too.”

De Ligt, himself, is yet to decide his future and is enjoying his season at Ajax.

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