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6 ft 2 defender plays down Manchester United links

Stefan de VrijManchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been discussing the latest rumours concerning their football club, with one regular pointing out comments from a highly-rated defender that rule out a move to Old Trafford.

23-year-old Lazio defender Stefan De Vrij, a Dutch international, is a name often mentioned as a target for United but the commanding central defender played down the chances of a move to Old Trafford; with Sports Witness quoting him as saying:

“My future? I’m often linked with Manchester United because of Van Gaal, but I want to win at Lazio. We had a difficult start but we came back strong and we’re going up in the standings.”

De Vrij’s commitment to the Italian side is expected but the report comments that they believe it’s highly unlikely the player would reject a move to United if a formal approach was made.

Fans in the Tavern are impressed with what they’ve seen from De Vrij and believe the young defender would be a welcome addition to their back-line, which has shown frailties at times this campaign.

United fans, would De Vrij be a decent addition to your defence? Let us know in the comments below!

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