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Transfer: Alex Crook names Man United’s only option after De Jong’s snub



Football pundit Alex Crook has said Manchester United have no plan B for Frenkie de Jong.

United’s season got off to a poor start with a defeat to Brighton on Sunday and their midfield is in disarray with De Jong set to snub Erik Ten Hag .

Ten Hag has been left frustrated in the transfer market, only landing three new signings, with No.1 target De Jong refusing a move to Old Trafford.

Manchester United are now said to have diverted their attention to Juventus midfielder Adrian Rabiot.

And talkSPORT’s transfer insider Alex Crook says no previous planning had gone into midfield alternatives.

Crook explained: “I did get a message in the middle of the week from somebody connected at Old Trafford and they were suggesting to me that there isn’t really a plan B [to De Jong].

“I know we talked about [Youri] Tielemans and [Ruben] Neves as being long term targets but I’m not sure that either of those deals are really likely to happen between now and September 1.

According to the football transfer expert, the Netherlands international maintains his stand of not joining Manchester United this summer, manager Erik ten Hag will have to recruit from within.

The Dutchman would only have the option of keeping faith with underperforming Fred and McTominay “or try and find a youngster like James Garner to fill the void.”

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