Liverpool legend says Frenkie de Jong will be a burden at MU or Man City


Blaugrana played limp in the 65th minute. Frenkie De Jong had to leave the field after committing a hard foul on Alfonso Espino. The referee gave him a second yellow card as well as a red card for the Dutch player.

Manchester United ( MU ) and Man City were advised not to sign Frenkie de Jong by Liverpool legend Steve Nicol.

Erik ten Hag will take over as United’s new permanent manager at the end of this season. He worked with Frenkie de Jong at Ajax before his £65 million move to Barcelona in 2019.

But Nicol doubts whether the two Manchester clubs would be a good move for De Jong.

The ESPN FC expert also said De Jong would not get as many balls as he would like at United. If he joins Man City, Nicol says the midfielder will actually burden Pep Guardiola, who likes typical spartan players.

“The only question I have about Frenkie de Jong and any of those teams is his timing on the ball. So if he goes to Man United, how will he get the ball? Because United don’t have anyone to give him the ball.”

“And if he goes to Man City , he has to be willing to work even harder. Because Pep won’t like other players to carry the burden. So I’m not sure either of these two teams is good for Frenkie de Jong.

It’s not like it used to be Nicol’s partner at ESPN, Craig Burley, has also seen De Jong’s career come to a halt since moving to La Liga. The former Scotland international said: “If I was looking for a player in Europe right now, I wouldn’t sign Frenkie de Jong.”

“Was it confidence or Barcelona themselves struggling a bit, or was it a bad time for him to go to that club.”

Rio Ferdinand’s opinion Unlike Nicol and Burley, the issue of Frenkie de Jong going to Manchester United (MU) in this summer’s transfer market was responded positively by the legend of The Red Devils, Rio Ferdinand.

“I always thought Frenkie de Jong was a top player,” Rio Ferdinand said on his Youtube account, FIVE.

Rio Ferdinand also confirmed that Frenkie de Jong could be United’s first signing when Erik ten Hag has taken charge of the Old Trafford club next season.

“They said Frenkie de Jong could be the first player to come under Erik ten Hag and I would say: ‘Yes it is a great transfer’,” said the former United defender.

United currently have one player who worked with Erik ten Hag at Ajax. That player is Donny van de Beek. However, the 25-year-old player is currently on loan at Everton until the end of the 2021/2022 season.

What are the advantages of Frenkie de Jong?
According to Rio Ferdinand, there are several factors that make Frenkie de Jong fit with Manchester United. As a midfielder, Frenkie de Jong is called a complete player. Frenkie de Jong is a skilled player with or without the ball.

Frenkie de Jong is not big in terms of frames, but he is fast with the ball, his dribbling is very good, can get out of difficult situations, makes good decisions, is a good passer, balance and dribbling ability is very good,” said Ferdinand.

I think he will be a good addition.”