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Juventus defender De Ligt blasts Man Utd: They said my Dad was fat!

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has hit out at Manchester United.

The former Ajax captain moved to Juve last week and revealed he was aware of the story that United chose not to move for him as a junior over predictions he would put on weight later in his career.

"Every day there was something," he told Voetbal International.

"Suddenly my father was even too fat and therefore a club (Manchester United) didn't want me, so you think: 'Come on man'."

De Ligt was referring to a story where United scouts judged De Ligt's physical future by taking note of his father's body shape.

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