Rio Ferdinand has accused Manchester United of “prostitution” for trying to sign Frenkie de Jong.
Erik ten Hag made signing the midfielder one of his top priorities after replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as coach but was overlooked by AS Barcelona.
But the former Ajax coach refuses to give up the contract with his Dutch colleague, which has frustrated the legend of the Red Devils, Rio Ferdinand.
Ferdinand said in his own Atmosphere with five podcastsWe are almost locking ourselves up for this player.
“For three months into the transfer window, with our hats begging, ‘Please come to us, please come to us.'” “
De Jong, 25, is determined to stay in Barcelona to repay the wages he cut during the height of the pandemic.
But United’s Premier League rival Chelsea are also interested in signing the Dutch international.
Tin Hag’s nightmare continued to live on at the Theater of Dreams on Saturday as his forces were beaten 4-0 by Brentford.
Currently United rock bottom From the Premier League table after conceding six goals in their first two matches.
Ferdinand said of the defeat: “I don’t feel sorry for the players, I feel sorry for Tin Hag.
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“He was presented under false pretenses. He is coming, expecting new deals.
“Maybe he was just sitting there thinking ‘A doll has been sold here. I didn’t know I was coming to this.” Confidence, I know, was going to drop.
“He knew it but thought ‘I’ll be able to rebuild that’, but the players are clearly not up to par. It’s as simple as that.”
Some guys will sit there and say “this is out of order, you can’t talk” – it’s true! The results tell you so.
“This is not an outcome over a month or two, this is an outcome over a long period of time.
“You’ve had plenty of time to lose some sort of shape and rebuild it again and come back to show us your true self. It didn’t happen.”
United will be looking to get back to winning ways every week on Monday as they welcome title-chasing Liverpool’s chase at Old Trafford.
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