Manchester United have made one signing so far this summer.
Donny van de Beek left Ajax in a transfer worth £35m to join Manchester United, as per BBC Sport, and fans are excited to see what the midfielder can offer as the new season kicks off this weekend.
The Dutchman is likely to start in United’s season opener on Saturday against Crystal Palace. In his debut he will experience competitive English football for the first time.
Van de Beek has already spoken to Inside United magazine about playing at Old Trafford as a United player for the first time, though he will miss the fans and the atmosphere we create until the UK Government allows supporters back into stadiums.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made it clear to the press that he wanted three signings this summer. While there is still under two weeks to go until deadline day, United don’t sound like they are pulling many strings and seem to be playing a dangerous game waiting for Borussia Dortmund to lower their demands for Jadon Sancho.
“That was his first goal was for Ajax against Molde,” Solskjaer said during his press conference on Friday morning (via Manchester Evening News). “We hadn’t really prepared for him too much because he was one of the young ones. He caught my eye. I saw a brave boy, but also someone who was clever with his movement. That has been his career with Ajax, he has developed and developed.
“I think we needed to add goals from midfield and he is one of those who will give us runs in from behind, and he adds to the squad really nicely.”
The Manchester United manager was also asked how Van de Beek has settled in his new surroundings. It all sounds very positive for the Dutchman.
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More goals from midfield sounds good — especially if our front three struggle at any point throughout the season.
You can’t have enough creativity on offer in the middle and Van de Beek was a shrewd bit of business from the club.
I just hope there’s more before the deadline and I’m annoyed there’s only been one signing before our season kicks off.