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There was confidence at Old Trafford that they could lure the Netherlands star from Barcelona before the start of the season.
However, there is a growing sense now that De Jong will not become the marquee signing they had hoped for.
Manchester United are set to give up on their pursuit of Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong, 25
United have not completely given up yet on trying to secure a deal but their chances are hanging by a thread.
Ten Hag and the club have reluctantly started the process of seeking an alternative and are pressing ahead with