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Man Utd chief Arnold assures fans over De Jong pursuit

Manchester United chief Richard Arnold has confirmed to fans they're trying to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

Over the weekend, CEO Arnold had a stunning encounter with anti-Glazer protests in a Cheshire pub ahead of the group heading to his home.

Speaking on a video posted to social media, he can be heard saying of De Jong: "As a club we're doing everything possible to get the deal done.

"I've been up for days trying to get it done, the money is there but there's things standing in our way which I can't say."

United finished sixth in the Premier League last season, missing out on qualification for the Champions League.

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