Frenkie de Jong, Martinez and Antony 'like' Donny van de Beek's post about Manchester United training
Manchester United’s players are now training under new manager Erik ten Hag, and for nearly all of them, it is a new experience.
Donny van de Beek is the very notable exception, having played the best football of his career under Ten Hag at Ajax.
He posted a message to his 2.6 million Instagram followers after training at Carrington, and the post had some notable ‘likes’ from three players The Times reports Manchester United are reportedly looking to sign; Frenkie de Jong, Antony, and Lisandro Martinez.
Frenkie de Jong is a former teammate of Van de Beek at Ajax and the Netherlands too, and is also represented by the same agent.
Antony and Lisandro Martinez are represented by different agencies. Both of them did play with Van de Beek at Ajax, both signed with the Dutch side during the midfielder’s final season at the club.
So what does this mean? Everything and nothing. It is what you make of it. The ‘likes’ can be construed as merely a polite nod to a friend or ex-colleague, or something deeper.
Taking the second approach, you could suggest each of the players are showing their interest in joining Ten Hag at Old Trafford this summer.
One thing we can say for certain, is that all three of Antony, Martinez, and De Jong are paying attention to how Van de Beek is getting on at United. Whether any of them join him, we will have to wait and see.