Man Utd target Frenkie de Jong dusts Ousmane Dembele in sprint, nobody knew that the Dutch midfielder was this fast.
Frenkie de Jong shocked spectators by using an absurd burst of speed to defeat Ousmane Dembele in a sprint.
The midfielder for the Netherlands plays with more control and accuracy than speed, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have it in his toolbox.
A few players ran to the midway line before a preseason friendly against Barcelona.
Dembele, a guy with tremendous pace to burn, was in the same group as De Jong.
However, the Dutchman outran Dembele despite the Belgian having a 93 to 81 advantage in pace on FIFA 22.
De Jong totally went for it right away and beat his quick partner, with video of the play making the rounds on social media.
De Jong recorded a high speed of 31.80 km/h in the Champions League last season, and we’d love to hear what figures he hit in his dash versus Dembele.
The top transfer target of Manchester United scored in Barca’s 6-0 hammering of Pumas UNAS in the Joan Gamper Trophy game on Sunday at the Nou Camp.
And the former Ajax great demonstrated to the Red Devils what they are lacking on the same day Manchester United was defeated 2-1 at home by Brighton and looked shabby in the middle of the pitch.
De Jong replaced Xavi Hernandez and transitioned from the center-back position he had been playing to a deep-lying midfielder position.
De Jong produced an attack on his own in a dramatic second-half move when, while being pressured by Dani Alves, he received the ball and sent his old teammate and another opponent shopping.
He cut into the middle of the field before playing a pass behind the defense.
De Jong’s predicament at Barca is still the subject of a lot of rumors; the most recent development is that the Blaugrana have requested him to renounce his current contract and return to his earlier one.
The club asserts that they have discovered proof of criminal activity committed by the previous board, which renewed his contract in October 2020.