30 August 2020 14:32
Comparing Donny van de Beek's 19-20 stats to Man Utd's current midfielders Quick Reads Share Widespread reports suggest Manchester United are considering a move for Ajax's Donny van de Beek to bolster their midfield this summer. United have been linked with Van de Beek before, and the 23-year-old was left out of Ajax's squad this weekend amid speculation the Red Devils could make a £40million move. We've compared Van de Beek's 2019-20 Eredivisie stats to the corresponding Premier League stats of United's current central midfield options. Goals Assists #MUFC monitoring Donny van de Beek situation. Unlike some speculation this summer, this isn't complete cloud cuckoo land — Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) August 29, 2020 Minutes per goal or assist READ: Eight quotes on Donny van de Beek: Loved by both Bergkamp and Cruyff Chances created per 90 minutes Successful dribblers per 90 minutes (success rate) Passing accuracy READ: The seven Man Utd kids Fergie tipped for stardom in 2001 & how they fared Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate) Andreas Pereira – 1.5 (45.5%) Interceptions per 90 minutes Fred – 1.6 Scott McTominay – 1.6 Nemanja Matic – 1.3 Donny van de Beek – 0.8 Bruno Fernandes – 0.8 Paul Pogba – 0.5 Andres Pereira – 0.4 Gary Neville: If someone said Scholes would be a footballer I'd say 'How?' Eight quotes on Donny van de Beek: Loved by both Bergkamp and Cruyff The seven Man Utd kids Fergie tipped for stardom in 2001 & how they fared Can you name the last four players to wear numbers 1-11 at Man Utd?
Manchester United are monitoring the situation surrounding Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, the PA news agency understands. The 23-year-old helped the Amsterdam side reach last year's Champions League semi-finals and has been linked with a variety of high-profile moves. Van de Beek did not play in Ajax's friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday due to what coach Erik ten Hag said were developments regarding his future. Barcelona and United have been strongly linked with the Holland international, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side understood to be monitoring the midfielder. While it is not believed anything is firm or imminent, the Old Trafford giants have been scouting Van de Beek and he would fit the age profile the club are looking at.