The Red Devils have agreed an outline of a deal with Barcelona for the former Ajax midfielder but supporters have grown frustrated by the lengthy negotiations.
The 25-year-old was asked to defer a portion of his wages during the coronavirus pandemic and he was happy to do so as he was sympathetic to the financial despair the club found themselves in.
That financial picture has improved, though Barcelona are open to selling De Jong because they must still balance the books.
But there is a dispute between the player and the club as De Jong’s representatives want his deferred salary paid up before he is forced out of the Camp Nou.
The Daily Mail say the Dutchman is owed around £17m in wages and the case must be settled before he moves to Old Trafford.
United hope to have Christian Eriksen in their ranks before De Jong arrives, while Tyrell Malacia became Ten Hag’s first signing earlier this week.
The club are working on a move for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, while they are drawing up plans to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
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