Man United transfers: Ex-Man City star flattered by Red Devils link
Nigel de Jong says he was flattered by the speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United
Nigel de Jong has admitted that he was flattered by the speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United this summer.
The Netherlands international was touted as a possible target for new Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal but a transfer to Old Trafford failed to materialise.
Now, the former Manchester City midfielder has revealed his delight at being linked with a possible move to the Premier League side.
“If many people like him [Van Gaal] respect me and recognise what I am doing, then I can only be proud,” the Daily Express quotes De Jong as saying.
Van Gaal opted to bring in De Jong’s Netherlands team-mate Daley Blind in the closing stages of the summer window.
De Jong joined AC Milan from Manchester City back in August 2012 in a £3.5m deal.