Analysis Of Donny Van De Beek’s 'Off The Ball Movement' Proves He Is Perfect Fit For Manchester United
It was announced on Sunday that van de Beek is set to join United in a £40 million deal, which could be finalised in the coming days as he prepares to undergo a medical.
The Dutch international, who scored 10 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions last season, was close to signing for Real Madrid earlier this month, according to reports, but it appears United have got their man as they try and challenge for the Premier League title.
So what can fans expect from their potential new signing?
We know that the club have scouted Van de Beek extensively during his time at Ajax.
The player has been described as a classic box-to-box midfielder but is versatile in the sense he can play both attacking and defensive midfield roles, which will be of vital importance if Pogba or Fernandes want to be more offensive in the coming months.
Van de Beek is also known for his incredible 'off the ball' movement, especially in attacking areas.
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This compilation, posted by Twitter user @itsCheaq, highlights how dangerous he can be, even without the ball.
Player analysis: Donny van de Beek
Donny is good on the ball but he is worldclass off it, has an amazing feeling for space. He is a type of player you don't see a lot. Very special, there's a reason Real Madrid is interested. pic.twitter.com/Iq3HYx3OBG
- Cheaq (@itsCheaq) August 4, 2019
With Van de Beek already informing his Ajax teammates of his impending move to Old Trafford as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims to improve his midfield options, it looks like the club have a real player on their hands if they manage to get the deal across the line.
Somebody who has already hailed the move is former Spurs midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.
"Donny deserves this transfer so much," he told NOS.
"He has played excellent for Ajax. And Manchester United really need this kind of player in their team. This transfer is fantastic for us [Dutch people] too. We are all going to follow him now. This move is so deserved."
:speaking_head: Rafael van der Vaart on Donny van de Beek:
"#mufc really need this kind of player in their team. This transfer is fantastic for us [Dutch people] too. We are all going to follow him now, this move is so deserved."
- JoshGI :flag_ye: (@JoshGI97) August 31, 2020
Thoughts on Van de Beek? Is he the perfect fit for Manchester United ahead of the new campaign?
Let us know in the comments.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@itsCheaq
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