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Berbatov urges Man Utd to compete for Ajax defender De Ligt

Dimitar Berbatov says Manchester United should compete for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.

De Ligt have been one of several clubs linked with a deal for De Ligt, one of the most sought after and talented young defenders in the world.

Berbatov told The Sun: "Ole needs a centre-back who can control the ball, pass into midfield and not be intimidated — just like (Virgil) Van Dijk.

"If I am a striker with Van Dijk in my team, I know it will be OK. They need someone like that.

"For a player so young, De Ligt's performances are incredible. He's mature, comfortable on the ball, and he is not bothered who he plays against — Ronaldo or whoever. He doesn't care, he just plays his own game.

"He moves with grace and doesn't panic on the ball. He has everything you want from a defender.

"That guy will be an unbelievable player. He's a great talent and I hope United go for him in the summer and get him."

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