De Ligt responds to reported Man Utd rejection for being too fat

Matthijs De Ligt gives his response to reports that Man Utd ‘turned down chance to sign him’ over fears he would be fatter and fatter.

“Money has never been leading. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I will respect that, but some people were saying things like that very easily.” De Ligt told VI.

“Every day there was something new. Suddenly, even my father was too fat and that’s why one of the clubs [Manchester United] didn’t want me.’

“That makes you go: ‘come on man’.”