Matthijs de Ligt (22) has lost his base place in the Dutch national team, but according to Edwin van der Sar the defender is still an absolute top player. The general manager of Ajax has to think of Cristiano Ronaldo in his younger years at De Ligt and states that it is still great that De Ligt plays in the first of Juventus at the age of 22.
Van der Sar played with Ronaldo in his younger years and sees a clear comparison with De Ligt. "He has a great mentality. He works hard on himself to improve. Although I haven't seen him train in 2.5 years, in our time at Ajax he always reminded me of Cristiano Ronaldo at United. As De Ligt " wasn't on the field in the morning, he could be found in the gym."
The general manager of Ajax states that it should not be forgotten that with Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci he has two very strong and experienced competitors. "And De Ligt's qualities are beyond dispute, but do not forget that he is only 22 years old. Then some criticism is normal. That is also part of football," says Van der Sar, who thinks De Ligt can only get better. will be in the coming years.
Pleasantly surprised with the return of Cristiano Ronaldo from Van der Sar. "I did not expect his farewell to Juventus, that surprised me. But it is always nice to see him play in red again at Old Trafford," said Van der Sar, who, when asked, did not want to say anything about the situation of Ajax. goalkeeper Andre Onana. "Would I be surprised if he goes to Internazionale on a free transfer? It's hard to say. He can't play for us until November 3, that's for sure. And he's a great goalkeeper."