Why Manchester United want to sign Van De Veek despite having Pogba

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Manchester United are one of the greatest club in Europe and it takes a lot to represent the Premier League club.

Despite boasting of the likes of Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandez in their midfield, United were eager to add Van De Be to their squad and are on the verge of doing that.

Many will wonder why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to add the Ajax midfielder who have been linked with other top clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Van de Beek was close to joining Real Madrid prior to the coronavirus pandemic but he did not complete a medical or sign an agreement with the club and if a club like Madrid comes calling that shows how important you are.

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What makes him so special?

The Netherlands international can play anywhere across the midfield
With incredible versatility, Van de Beek can operate in a central or attacking role and has been described as the classic box-to-box midfielder.


The 23-year-old has the ability to play anywhere across the middle – a trait that will only increase his value – and as well as being that vital link between defence and attack, he is more offensively minded than other central midfield players.

He has developed that special talent of making late runs into the area to latch onto forward passes, catching out even the most astute of defenders.
But he is also not afraid of sitting deep and doing the hard work when he needs to.

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According to
WhoScored.com , Van de Beek makes an average of two tackles per game in the Eredivisie – the fourth highest in the Ajax squad – and can help out in a more defensive role when needed.

Van de Beek who burst onto the European scene as part of the electrifying Ajax side that reached the Champions League semi-finals last season will be improving Manchester United if the move is complete.

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