It’s “Dutch league player addiction” at this point.
“Manchester United have sent a scout to observe Quinton Timberlake (22, Feyenoord),” the British soccer publication Sports Bible reported on June 6 (KST). “Arsenal also sent a scout to watch Timberlake,” it added.
Timber is a central midfielder with ball-carrying ability. He is a midfielder who can make a big impact in the middle of the park with his precise dribbling and can help his team build up. Since joining Feyenoord from Utrecht in 2022, he has established himself as a regular in the team. He made 31 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring three goals and providing three assists. Feyenoord won the Dutch Eredivisie title in the 2022-23 season thanks to Timberlake’s performance.
His continued performances have attracted interest from Manchester United and Arsenal. However, United fans are not happy about the interest in Timberlake. In recent years, most of the Dutch league’s players have tasted failure after failure.
Manchester United hired Erik ten Haag as manager ahead of last season. The Dutchman enjoyed a successful spell at the helm of Dutch side Ajax, most notably leading them to a miraculous UEFA Champions League (UCL) quarterfinal appearance in 2018-19.
Ten Haag has a lot of experience in the Dutch league, so when he took over at United, he looked for players from the Dutch league. His first signing, Lissandro Martinez, from Ajax, is considered a success. Despite his diminutive size, Martinez’s accurate passing and aggressive defense helped secure United’s back line.
Next up, however, is Anthony from Ajax, who cost a whopping €95 million, but has been underwhelming. Furthermore, he recently returned to training 토토 with the team after a brief stint away from the team following an alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend. Tyrrell Malacia, who joined United from Feyenoord in the same year, has been so-so.
Then, this summer, Van Gaal brought in goalkeeper Andre Onana, a former Ajax player.
Onana played for Inter Milan last season, where his reliable saves and accurate passing drew plenty of interest from big clubs. His final destination was his old club, but he’s been heavily criticized lately. He’s been making a lot of mistakes and conceding goals. Most notably, he made a ridiculous passing error against Galatasaray in the UCL on the last four days. Casemiro rushed in to make up for Onana’s mistake, but was sent off for an illegal tackle. In the end, United lost 2-3 to Galatasaray.