Erik ten Hag’s Ajax moved closer to clinching the Eredivisie title with a 3-0 win over PEC Zwolle at home, with Davy Klaassen scoring twice.
Ten Hag, who will take over as manager of Manchester United at the end of the season, wants to leave Ajax on a high note.
His team is now seven points ahead of their nearest rivals, PSV, who have a game in hand.
Jurrien Timber, a Manchester United transfer target, is still playing an important part in Ajax’s title chase.
The Mirror stated that the 20-year-old was on United’s list of transfer targets under new manager Erik ten Hag, and he made his 27th Eredivisie start of the season at the weekend.
He filled in at full-back last week, getting excellent reviews and was named De Telegraaf’s ‘player of the week.’
The Netherlands international shone once more this week, this time as a centre-back in Ajax’s 3-0 victory over PEC Zwolle.
Timber recovered 12 balls in Ajax’s triumph, won three aerial duels, and came close to scoring before hitting the woodwork.
He won two tackles and stopped one shot, doing everything he could to keep Ajax on track for the title.
Erik ten Hag’s side has three games left and is four points ahead, requiring only two victories to secure the Eredivisie title.
Not only Timber, but a number of Ajax players are being linked with United, who’s hopes of finishing in the top four suffered look like a distant dream.
Responding to the rumours, Netherlands international Timber told Het Parool: “I’m good at Ajax. I can still learn a lot, especially if we continue to play in the Champions League.”
On Ten Hag, the talented defender added: “He deserved it [the United job]. Ten Hag has been very important to me personally.”
“Under him I became the footballer, the man I am today. The coach talked to me a lot. He’s been very critical, in a good, constructive way. I won’t forget that anytime soon.”
Following a worrying drop in quality at Old Trafford, Ten Hag will try to enhance his Manchester United team this summer.
The Red Devils have been unable to add to their massive prize collection since 2017, and they now appear to be out of the Champions League after a disastrous season.
But with Ten Hag coming in and a talented youngster like Timber, perhaps the glory days will return for the Reds!