Man Utd on transfer red alert over Matthijs de Ligt with defender unhappy at Bayern Munich

MANCHESTER UNITED have received a boost in their pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt as he is reportedly unhappy at Bayern Munich.

His future at the German giants is in doubt, having falling down the pecking order under Thomas Tuchel.

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De Ligt has made just 11 starts in all competitions this season as Dayot Upamecano and Kim Min-jae are the preferred defensive pairing.

It has led to reports claiming he is unhappy with his lack of playing time.

There has also been suggestions that his relationship with Tuchel has become strained and he could therefore push to leave this summer.

De Ligt was an unused substitute as Bayern lost to title rivals Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 on Saturday.

Eric Dier played ahead of him and after the defeat, the Dutchman appeared to make a dig at his boss as he replied “top fit” to claims he was injured.

The centre-back has three-and-a-half years left on his deal at Bayern.

He only joined the club 18 months ago from Juventus for around £68million.

But Man Utd could reignite their interest should De Ligt want out.

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He has long been admired by chiefs at Old Trafford and was linked with the club prior to his move to Bavaria.

Erik ten Hag could fancy a reunion with the player he coached at Ajax amid uncertainty over Raphael Varane’s future.

The Frenchman’s contract expires at the end of next season.