But Van Gaal told Ziggo Sport: "De Ligt at Juventus? I think De Ligt can play in any competition . In Italy they are the masters of defence, so he can best develop there.
"If I had the chance I would go to Barcelona. They have central defenders who are not too good, so he will play there. Or I would go to Manchester City. I don't think the central defenders are that great either, so he'll play there too."