Frenkie de Jong impresses again as Netherlands beat Wales

Frenkie de Jong starred again as Netherlands beat Wales in the UEFA Nations League. Wales looked to have grabbed a point with a Gareth Bale equaliser in injury-time, before Memphis scored a winner.

This time De Jong started the game and helped Louis van Gaal’s side to three points with a commanding performance in midfield, in the 3-2 win.

Here is a look at Frenkie de Jong’s statistics from the encounter…

  • PASSING ACCURACY: 62/67: 93%
  • TOUCHES: 79
  • CHANCES CREATED: 2
  • DRIBBLES: 4 – Most on the pitch
  • RECOVERIES: 8
  • DUELS WON: 7
  • INTERCEPTIONS: 3
Photo by Geert van Erven/Orange Pictures/BSR Agency/Getty Images

De Jong impresses again

De Jong should have had an assist when an impressive pass from a counter attack picked out Cody Gakpo inside the box, before the attacker wasted the opportunity.

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These end of season international games have been demanding a lot of the players, after a long season, challenging from both a mental and physical perspective.

De Jong did not let his level drop, and this will be encouraging to suitors Manchester United.

The Times report Manchester United are negotiating with Barcelona over a transfer for the midfielder, with supporters hoping for a breakthrough soon.

Photo by Geert van Erven/Orange Pictures/BSR Agency/Getty Images

This could materialise over the next fortnight, United should be looking to get some business done before the squad returns for pre-season in late July.

Midfield is the number one priority for United to address, and with De Jong, the team would be getting a player who can help to control games, something the Red Devils struggled to do all last season.

There is a possibility Christian Eriksen could be joining him too, with United making an offer to sign the Dane as a free agent, The Athletic report.

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