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Matthijs de Ligt willing to earn less to secure Manchester United move, but some people at the club have doubts about his lack of speed

Bayern Munich centre-back Matthijs de Ligt is willing to take a pay cut to secure a move to Manchester United this summer, according to German outlet

The Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag wants to reunite with the Netherlands international having enjoyed working together at Ajax, and the defender is open to the move.

Bayern are also open to selling De Ligt, and both clubs could reach an agreement despite differing in their valuation of the Dutchman.

However, some people at Man United are not keen on the deal due to the 24-year-old’s lack of pace.

This has been an issue with Harry Maguire in the team and could be replicated if they sign De Ligt.

His recent injury record is also concerning, and another player with fitness issues to the squad does not make much sense..

Former Man United manager Jose Mourinho dubbed the former Juventus star ‘very intelligent’ and ‘fantastic’ in 2019.

While he has not gone on to fulfil his potential, losing his spot in the Netherlands team as a result, there is still a world-class player somewhere in De Ligt.

He fits perfectly into Ten Hag’s style of play. He wants his centre-backs to be comfortable on the ball and play out from the back.

However, ignoring his weaknesses could be a huge gamble, and the manager cannot afford to sign players who are not guaranteed to be successful.