Manchester United boost as Thomas Tuchel ‘doesn’t want’ Bayern Munich star | Football

Matthijs de Ligt could leave Bayern Munich this summer (Photo by ANP via Getty Images)

Manchester United’s hopes of signing Matthijs de Ligt have been boosted after Thomas Tuchel decided he ‘didn’t want’ the Dutchman.

De Ligt was an unused substitute during Bayern’s 3-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

The 24-year-old told supporters he was ‘super fit’ after the defeat, after suggestions that he was left out due to an injury.

Eric Dier, a recent signing from Tottenham, started in front of De Ligt and he’s now fourth choice centre-back at the Alllianz Arena.

Though there’s speculation that Tuchel could be sacked at Bayern, he still retains favour with the board.

That’s bad news for De Ligt, who did not envisage being anything but a starter when he joined the club in a £68m deal from Juventus in 2022.

But Tuchel is said to be unimpressed with De Ligt and ‘does not want him’ at the club, according to Bild.

De Ligt joined Bayern in 2022 . (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

De Ligt joined Bayern in 2022 . (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

De Ligt joined Juventus over United in 2019, following his incredible performances for Ajax as the Dutch club reached the Champions League semi-finals.

The defender was given his debut by Erik ten Hag at Ajax and the Dutchman would love to be reunited with his former defender at Old Trafford.

Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof and Jonny Evans could all leave this summer.

Should Tuchel stay, Bayern would take recouping the £68m they paid for De Ligt just two years ago.

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