Frenkie de Jong Insists He is Happy at Barcelona Amid Manchester United Links

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  • 2023-03-20T19:00:00

Frenkie de Jong was impressive for Barcelona as they defeated their fierce rivals Real Madrid to go 12 points clear at the top of the La Liga points table.

The Netherlands international ran the show in the midfield as Barcelona secured an important 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in their most recent fixture. Barcelona needed to pull off a comeback win after Real Madrid took an early lead through a Ronald Araujo own goal.

Barcelona restored parity on the stroke of halftime as Sergi Roberto put the ball in the back of the Real Madrid net. The Catalan then sealed their victory with a late goal, scored by Franck Kessie.

Franck Kessie sent Barcelona 2-1 up in the 90+2nd minute to earn his side all three points from the fixture. The goal came 11 minutes after Real Madrid had a goal disallowed for offside.

‘An offside is an offside’ – Frenkie de Jong on Real Madrid’s disallowed goal

'An offside is an offside' - Frenkie de Jong on Real Madrid's disallowed goal
‘An offside is an offside’ – Frenkie de Jong on Real Madrid’s disallowed goal

Marco Asensio thought he had given Real Madrid the lead when he scored in the 81st minute of the match. However, the goal was ruled out for offside by VAR.

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Speaking after the match, Frenkie de Jong was asked whether Real Madrid were unlucky to see a goal ruled out for offside. The midfielder was blunt in his response as he said [via Barca Universal]: “An offside is offside.

Frenkie de Jong attracted transfer interest from Manchester United in the summer transfer window of 2022. But a move never happened, but Manchester United continues to be linked with a move for the Dutch midfielder.

When asked about a possible move to Manchester United, Frenkie de Jong insisted he is happy at Barcelona. “No, I don’t think so. You never know about the future, but I am happy at Barcelona,” he said.

Frenkie de Jong also said he feels good at Barcelona and that he is now a better player than he was when he arrived at the Catalan outfit. “Things have changed for me since the summer. I play almost every match, and I feel good.

I am a better player now than I was when I signed for Barça.

Frenkie de Jong also spoke about the 12-point lead they enjoy at the top of the La Liga points table. He told Ziggo Sports [via GOAL]: “Yes, I am very satisfied. We won 2-1 and the gap is now twelve points. It looks good.

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