According to an exclusive report covered by The Daily Star, Man Utd were willing to agree a deal worth £65million (£250,000-a-week, five year deal) to sign the Dutch global.
United were willing to offer £60m for the Dutchman.
De Ligt, though, is said to be most interested in either Barca or Bayern.
The Dutch star though, is of the opinion that United are not as attractive a proposition as they once were, suggested by the fact that they have missed out on Champions League football for next season. The simplest bit of movement from De Ligt allowed him to escape Trippier among the bodies and beat a static Dele Alli to the ball in the air.
If the claims about De Ligt rejecting United and his reasons for doing so are true - it is hard to believe they might not be in the current climate - it is a sad state of affairs for the 20-time English champions, who may not be able to rely on money and history any longer.
Barça are still hopeful or reuniting de Ligt with de Jong at the Camp Nou next season.
No interest in joining Manchester United.
Manchester United are set for a busy summer transfer window.
Trippier probably shouldn't be marking De Ligt, it's a David vs Goliath mismatch in terms of physicality, but the right-back still took a lot of stick from Tottenham fans after the goal.