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2 reasons why Ajax midfielder is the perfect signing for Man Utd

Perhaps in an effort to provide Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba with competition for their spot, Solskjaer’s Man Utd have shown an interest in creative midfield options this summer.

One more close to home being Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, who scored a stunning strike against the Reds earlier on in the season.

Although, this may be put on the back burner. Not only to prioritise the move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho but also because of Ajax’s Dutch talisman Donny Van De Beek. Van De Beek has reportedly shown an interest in moving to the Premier League this transfer window, favoured over a move to Spain.

At this point, Man Utd could come out of the summer transfer window either empty-handed, barely scraping a transfer or coming away with two or three world-class signings. But for the following two reasons, Man Utd should be seriously considering a move for the Dutchman…

Can Man Utd still sign quality players?

Signing such a maestro would be a quite the statement for the fallen giants’ Manchester United, as they would be battling the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid for his signature.

The purchasing of Bruno Fernandes and the current interest in top European superstars such as Jadon Sancho, Philippe Coutinho and Donny Van De Beek could be an indication that Man Utd are now seeking top talent to close the gaps on competitors. With the foundations such as Harry Maguire, a new play style and a new mindset have been put in place by the new manager.


Man Utd’s current attacking midfield options are Bruno, Pogba, Mata, Pereira and Lingard. Putting Van De Beek into this mix adds a reliable talent to call upon instead of underperforming squad players like Pereira and Lingard.

Looking at teams like Man City, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid, their bank of talent stretches beyond the bench. Whereas Man Utd’s barely touches it. Bolstering the squad and ruthlessly cutting out under-performers is one key way the Reds will close the gap between themselves and the European giants they are currently underneath.

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