FRENKIE DE JONG’S girlfriend had a hilarious response for Manchester United fans desperate to get an update on the Barcelona midfielder.
De Jong was at the centre of a long-running transfer saga in the summer as the Red Devils desperately tried to spring him from the Nou Camp.
But the deal could not be done and the star now faces playing United twice in the Europa League this month.
Girlfriend of de Jong, Mikky Kiemeney, couldn’t help but have fun with United fans still pining over a potential move.
One asked her on Instagram: “when’s Frenkie coming to Manchester?”
Kiemeney replied by uploading a picture of Barcelona’s upcoming fixtures, pinpointing the European second-leg at Old Trafford on February 23, before a deadpan response of: “23-2 I guess.”
Despite the transfer speculation and a row over wages, de Jong has settled back into the Barca team and appeared in all but two league games this season.
He is fighting to get into a talented midfield which includes young Spain stars Pedri and Gavi and veteran Sergio Busquets, who went off injured in the weekend win over Sevilla.
Barcelona are a side fit and firing at the moment as they look to win their first league title under Xavi.
Real Madrid’s loss at Mallorca over the weekend means the Catalan club now have an eight point lead in the La Liga race.
It should be a titanic Europa League tussle with a Man United side who are in devastating form of their own.
Erik ten Hag’s team have only lost one of their last 15 games and have won 12 home matches on the bounce in all competitions.
With de Jong not joining, United instead swooped for Christian Eriksen and Casemiro who have both boosted the club’s midfield.
But Eriksen is set to be out until April with injury while Casemiro will be suspended for United’s next three domestic games.
Marcel Sabitzer was also recruited on transfer deadline day and made his debut off the bench in Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace.