Thousands of Bayern Munich fans sign petition to stop 'horrible' Manchester United transfer


Bayern Munich fans have started a petition to stop the sale of Matthijs de Ligt to Manchester United.

The Red Devils are looking to rebuild their defensive line following the departure of Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire's possible departure and they see De Ligt as a good option.


Bayern fans are desperate for their club to retain De LigtCredit: Getty

Earlier this week, talkSPORT reported The Bundesliga star has told his club he is ready to take on a new challenge.

A move to Old Trafford would see him reunite with former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, who remains a huge admirer of his former captain.

But Bayern fans have not been impressed with reports of his possible transfer, so much so that they have made a petition to try to stop it.

At the time of writing this article, more than 14,000 people have signed it.

The petition's description reads: “We all want Matthijs de Ligt to stay at FC Bayern Munich! He has proven that he is a world-class defender, probably the best in our team.

“There is a reason why he was voted our player of the 2022/23 season. Plus, he is only 24 years old and has a bright future ahead of him that he will use to develop his enormous potential.

“Despite his young age, Mattha is already very mature and has a great mentality that will definitely make him a standout figure in defence and probably a contender for the captaincy in a few years.

“His ability to speak English, German and Dutch fluently would help him greatly in that regard. At 19, he has already led Ajax Amsterdam to the UCL semi-finals as captain.

The petition is rapidly gaining signatures.


The petition is rapidly gaining signatures.
De Ligt played for Ten Hag at Ajax


De Ligt played for Ten Hag at AjaxCredit: Getty Images

“Selling Matthijs de Ligt would be an absolutely horrible decision and we would regret it without a doubt. That is why we are using our voice to draw attention and say that we will NOT make this mistake.”

The 24-year-old has made 73 appearances for Bayern since joining the club from Juventus for £68m in 2022.

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He also scored five goals and got two assists in that time.

The centre-back currently has three years left on his contract with Bayern.

De Ligt made his Ajax debut as a 17-year-old in 2016 and is currently with the Netherlands in Germany for Euro 2024.

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