tandbyManchester United recently roped in Donny van de Beek. He was a midfielder in the Ajax football club, Netherlands. The footballer is now in contract with Manchester United for five years. Moreover, the celebrated football club paid £35m with add-ons £5m for the midfielder.
Donny van de Beek is 23 years old and played in Ajax for 175 first-team matches. He contributed 41 goals making Ajax reach the semi-finals in the Champions League in the year 2018-19.
He will be playing for Manchester United from the opening match this season 2020-21. The game is on September 19 against Crystal Palace.
Donny van de Beek is the first player to sign in this summer season for Manchester United.
Donny van de Beek excited to play for Manchester United
Van de Beek said that he was overwhelmed about his new journey in which he would get an opportunity to play for one of the reputed Premier League Clubs.
The opportunity is the next milestone in his career, he said. It will give him the chance to up his performance at a higher level. There is no asking for more than Manchester United.
The former Ajax midfielder is excited to learn from the existing famous midfielders of Manchester United. He will polish his strengths and hope to contribute more to the team.
He spoke about the discussion he had with United’s manager. The club’s plans are massively impressive, and he can not delay joining this legacy.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels Donny van de Beek is the perfect player to contribute to Man Utd’s success.
The Norwegian football manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that Donny was perfect for the team. He has the appropriate character, which can bring success to the Manchester United team.
Manchester United’s manager thinks that Donny van de Beek can analyze the space, and his timing with movements are spot on. His capabilities will enhance the team’s current talented lot.
Donny van de Beek will have the 34 number Jersey, and the number is a tribute to Abdelhak Nouri. He was Donny’s former teammate in Ajax. Nouri had to face a heart attack in pre-season 2017, during a friendly match. The brain got damaged due to this attack.
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Van de Beek will bring many alternatives to his playing. The team generally goes for 4-3-3, but Van de Beek gives them an option for two upfront with diamond. These changes can provide rest to Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. The two players seemed exhausted by last season.
Solskjaer is yet to disclose the first XI. He will have another issue if Sancho agrees to come to Manchester United. The choice will be more difficult.
Donny van de Beek may play at Bruno Fernandes’s position. The former Ajax midfielder has similar styles of playing with Bruno as a midfielder.
According to the per 90 minutes in the Premier League and Eredivisie, the statistics of Donny van de Beek aster, the following:
Passes – 42.7
Tackles – 1.2 (won)
Shots – 0.8 (on target)
Let’s see what’s in store for the Premier League this month!