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Manchester United Reject The Chance To Sign Dutch International Skipper Stefan De Vrij

Young defensive colossus won’t be linking up with Red Devils.

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Manchester United have astonishingly turned down the chance to sign Feyenoord centre-back Stefan de Vrij despite being in need of defensive reinforcements, according to the Daily Mirror.

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The Holland international has impressed in Rotterdam again this season and was always likely to move this summer, but a switch to Lazio stalled when his representatives got wind that his international manager, van Gaal, may be interested in making him part of the Oranje revolution at Old Trafford.

And even though just days earlier new United boss Louis Van Gaal handed the youngster the captains armband for the national team’s encounter with Ecuador last weekend, he has opted to pass on bringing to the club for a cut down fee of just £6.5m.

De Vrij jas apparently already agreed personal terms with Serie A giants Lazio, but put a final decision on hold until gaining a response from United.

That means the 22-year-old is now set to make his move to the Italian capital at some point over the weekend.

De Vrij has made 34 appearances for Feyenoord this season, scoring four goals.

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