De Ligt has attracted interest from around Europe with his displays for Ajax, having taken over the club captaincy at age 19.
There's hardly any players who could compete with that let alone compete with him directly in terms of pure quality.
Ajax CEO Edwin Van Der Sar has already conceded that De Ligt will likely depart the club this season, likely to either England or Spain, and he'd be the second high profile departure after Barcelona's agreement to sign Frenkie De Jong.
The scoreline remains unaltered for the next 20 mins after Matthijs De Ligt opened the scoring in the 4th minute.
De Ligt even turned them down before United had failed to secure a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.
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Barcelona, on the other hand, are stocked with central defensive options.
Apart from Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen is only seen as a backup, while Jean-Clair Todibo has a long way to go before he manages to establish himself as a regular.
"This depends on De Ligt, whether he's interested in the money or not", he said.
Lack of Champions League football for next season will be an added handicap to the club who haven't been able to compete at the top level for several seasons now. The Red Devils, however, failed to sign both players and are now at sixth place in the 2018-19 Premier League standings, having also gotten eliminated from qualification to the Champions League next season.
A brilliant picture of the Dutch wonderkids getting their groceries was put online by De Ligt's girlfriend AnneKee yesterday.