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PremierLeague-News.Com - MANCHESTER UNITED's 2022 summer transfer window could have a worryingly similar end to nine years ago.
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. Meanwhile, the star himself wasn't keen to leave Barcelona, his dream club, where his family were settled. Of course, I'm referring to Cesc Fabregas. Sounds familiar, huh?United's pursuit of De Jong almost a decade later draws incredible comparisons to a summer when the club were ultimately unsuccessful, leaving new manager David Moyes with Marouane Fellaini as his only signing. The Red Devils can't allow Ten Hag to enter his first season in charge while neglecting the midfield again, especially after Nemanja Matic's summer exit.DON'T MISS: Man Utd may get Frenkie de Jong transfer progress in next week Erik ten Hag is desperate to sign Frenkie de Jong. (Image: GETTY) READ MORE Leeds 'submit £17m offer' for Newcastle target amid Terrier concerns John Murtough has a monumental task on his hands, working with the Dutchman and new chief executive offer Richard Arnold to streamline United's recruitment and right the wrongdoings of Woodward's tenure. And spending the entire summer chasing a £63m player on priority, only to exit the window empty-handed, would be a disastrous start.De Jong or not, the Red Devils are in dire need of midfield reinforcements, and alternatives must be targeted if he remains in Barcelona or, worse, opts for a move to west London. Ruben Neves, Youri Tielemans and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic continue to be linked with an Old Trafford switch.However, Ten Hag's dominant preference of De Jong over any other transfer target this summer indicates just how crucial he is to his former coach's plans. And missing out on a Fabregas to sign a Fellaini once again could lead to problems down the road.Click HERE to buy the new Man Utd home shirt Related articles Leicester make Wesley Fofana transfer promise as defender 'open' Chelsea's electric XI if they buy De Jong and make two more signings Henderson swipes at Man Utd with star left 'fuming' over false promise
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