Nigel de Jong missed out from a few key matches of Netherlands as he picked up a groin injury which forced him to remain out of playing grounds on some games but the Dutch midfielder and his presence at the middle of the was still felt by Lionel Messi as the Argentinean was locked down by Nigel de Jong until the Dutchman was replaced at the 61 minutes mark.

Another figure that acknowledged the performances that Nigel de Jong displayed during his limited time at the 2014 World Cup was Louis van Gaal who is being constantly linked with the Ac.Milan player.

Louis van Gaal has already signed the midfielder Ander Herrera who displayed his abilities by providing 3 assists in Manchester United’s recent friendly match against LA Galaxy. Herrera is going to be used as a creative midfielder for the English club and taking into consideration the departure of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, Van Gaal wants to find a player who can not only contribute in the midfield with a solid presence but also someone that can serve as a makeshift defender which is what Nigel de Jong occasionally did during the recently concluded World Cup.

The player of Ac.Milan, Nigel de Jong is a combative figure who can give Manchester United a solid presence in the middle of the pitch while Ander Herrera and the other attacking crew go upfront trying to find goals. Ac.Milan is interested in signing the Portuguese winger Luis Nani, who has fallen behind the pecking order of Manchester United after only managing to make 11 league appearances.

If Louis van Gaal is indeed interested in signing a player that can provide the midfield department of the squad with a potent defensive midfielder that the team can rely on as not only reinforcement for the middle of the pitch but also as a late minute defender, Nigel de Jong is a viable option and the Dutch tactician could use Luis Nani as bait in order to sign his target.