Van de Beek finally chose to move to Manchester United, despite long rumors that he was a target Real Madrid. The 23-year-old was purchased from ajax Amsterdam about 40 million pounds and contracted for five years.
Edwin van der Sar, the former MU goalkeeper who is now the CEO of Ajax, mentioned Van de Beek’s favorite position. The player who has a record of 41 goals in 171 appearances for de Godenzonen is said to prefer to play a little deep.
“He can play in different positions in midfield. He can play as a number six [gelandang bertahan], number eight [gelandang penjelajah], or number 10 [gelandang serang]. He’s got a great eye for scoring goals. “His technique is brilliant, he can go from box to box,” Van der Sar told MUTV Group Chat.
“I think he’s spoken to Ole and they’ve talked about different positions [di mana dia bisa bermain]. He is multifunctional, he can play a little deeper, which I think is the role he likes, “explained Van der Sar.
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Furthermore, Van der Sar also matched Van de Beek with Paul Scholes, former MU midfielder. Both of them are considered to be equally good in building attacks, even though their hard kicks are still considered far different.
“I would compare it a little with Scholesy, although Scholesy has a hard shot from 30 or 40 yards, and that’s not Donny’s strength. But, he likes to get into the box and score goals,” said Van der Sar.
“It may not be fair to compare him to Scholesy, but he is a good lad and I am sure he will be a great addition to the team that Ole created for United.”
“Of course we know United already have some great midfielders there, so he will find his own way in the team. In addition, there are a lot of games that the top clubs need this year, namely the Premier League, Champions League and other Cup championships. . “
“The match is quite intense, so you need a good squad and a lot. I think the midfield looks fine at the moment for United,” said the man who is now 49 years old.
This weekend, Van de Beek has the opportunity to make his debut at MU. The Red Devils are favored to entertain Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, Saturday (19/9) in their inaugural match at Premier League 2020/2021.