Here's Why Nigel De Jong Could Be The Man To Fix Man Utd

Could the proud owner of the most infamous tackle in World Cup final history be on his way to Old Trafford?
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Could the proud owner of the most infamous tackle in World Cup final history be on his way to Old Trafford?

Here's Why Nigel De Jong Could Be The Man To Fix Man Utd

According to Goal, United are making a late push for former Man City shin-banger Nigel de Jong.

A mainstay in his Holland side, the AC Milan midfielder is not yet thirty and could still provide a wonderful base from which to build for LVG's revamped Red Devils. A player who rarely ventures ahead of the ball, the DM made 32 starts in the league for Milan last year and his stats are pretty impressive: two goals, three assists, a 91% pass completion rate (Carrick 88.6%, Cleverly 89.6%) and a defensive contribution which has become his calling card.

One of those players who never tires (he does not, admittedly, ever run that far - usually a ten yard dash into a crunching tackle), he'd also be a bargain for the mooted £8million price-tag.

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