Speaking about his ideal role in a team, Frenkie de Jong said: “The way I play in the Netherlands is different from the way I play in Barcelona.
“The style I play at the Netherlands suits me better than the style I play in Barcelona. I like to be the first player to receive the ball from the defenders.”
De Jong normally plays in a double pivot midfield for the Netherlands and it’s clear that he fancies playing in that deeper, no.6 role.
Erik ten Hag has reportedly made signing Frenkie a priority for the summer transfer window, as he wants to build his Man United team around the Dutchman and bring him in as the solution to the club’s problems in defensive-midfield.