9am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Donny van de Beek DONE DEAL, Dean Henderson expects to be No1, Upamecano LATEST – The Sun

DONNY van de Beek's is officially a Manchester United player the club unveiled him on Wednesday.

Meanwhile Dean Henderson has insisted that he expects to be number one goalkeeper for the Red Devils this season after starring for Sheffield United in 2019/20.

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  • EDWIN CONTINUED

    “…Like you, we pride ourselves on being one of the best at developing talent and giving young players a shot at the highest level.

    “You could say your new star is the embodiment of that pride.

    “That's one of the many reasons we don't like to see him leave, but we understand it's time for him to move on. To dream on.

    “And where better to do so than in your theatre. Trust me, I know.

    “Please take good care of our Donny, and help him dream. Enjoy the future.”

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    Dear @ManchesterUnited, enjoy the Future. ♥️ #DreamLikeDonny

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  • YOU'RE ON TO A 'WIN-NER

    Edwin van der Sar has revealed a message posted in an English newspaper to tell United fans to welcome Donny van de Beek to Old Trafford.

    Published in the Manchester Evening News, the message reads: “I hope you are doing well.

    “It seems our paths have crossed again.

    “One of ours is joining you this season. And like so many players before him, he's been with us since he was just a little boy.

    “Shortly after his debut, he became one of our best. Especially the last couple of years were amazing.

    “From the Europa League final (no hard feeling) to our Champions League runs and winning the Dutch Championship.

    “The team he was part of showed the world who we are and what Ajax stands for…”

  • DONNY BE GOOD

    Donny van de Beek claims he can’t wait to link up with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes after completing his £40million Manchester United move.

    Van de Beek told United’s official website: “I was watching a lot of them [Pogba and Fernandes].

    “There are a lot of good players in the midfield and I can’t wait to play with them.

    “It will be really nice and I will enjoy playing with these kinds of football players.

    “I am a midfielder that likes to go into the box – making runs, goals, assists.

    “A lot of the time, I cover a lot of distance in games, this is also a thing that is a strength for me, to get into the box of the opponent.”

  • MORNING MAN UTD FANS

    United's £39million newcomer Donny van de Beek insists they already have “some of the best midfielders in the world”.

    But after completing his “hugely exciting” switch from Ajax the Holland star said: “I am now ready to take the next step in my career and perform at the highest level and there is no higher standard than Manchester United.”

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the 23-year-old is the perfect fit both for United and the Premier League.

    The Old Trafford boss claims Van de Beek “has all of the technical attributes needed to perform in this team and has the personality required to succeed here”.

    The Norwegian added: “His ability to see space, time his movements and read the game will really complement the qualities that we have in midfield.”

    Solskjaer is still thought to ideally want three more summer signings.

    But with centre-back recruitment his priority now, he might be disappointed to hear Tottenham and PSG also being linked with Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar.

    And United target Dayot Upamecano, also eyed by Arsenal, is in “no hurry” to leave RB Leipzig – despite admitting holding transfer talks with unnamed clubs.

    Meanwhile, Dean Henderson says he expects to dislodge David de Gea as United No 1 keeper this season.

    And Roma are reportedly chasing United duo Chris Smalling and Fred.

  • BEEK IN THE BOX

    United new boy Danny van de Beek added: “A lot of the time, I cover a lot of distance in games, this is also a thing that is a strength for me, to get into the box of the opponent.

    “If you know me and the kind of player I am, and my style and everything, I think I can have a good combination with the club and players.

    “If you look at the players the club has, they are young players, the same age like me and I cannot wait to play with them.”

  • DONNY DELIGHT AT POGBA AND BRUNO LINK-UP

    Donny van de Beek claims he can’t wait to link up with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes after completing his £40million Manchester United move.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer secured his first signing of the summer on Wednesday as Dutch midfielder Van de Beek joined his Red Devils revolution from Ajax.

    Van de Beek told United’s official website: “I was watching a lot of them [Pogba and Fernandes].

    “There are a lot of good players in the midfield and I can’t wait to play with them.

    “It will be really nice and I will enjoy playing with these kinds of football players.

    “I am a midfielder that likes to go into the box – making runs, goals, assists.”

  • DEAN BACKS HIMSELF TO DISLODGE DE GEA

    Dean Henderson expects to be the No 1 keeper at Manchester United this season.

    The 23-year-old signed a new six-year deal last month worth £120,000-a-week.

    And asked if he could again look to go out on loan this season if he fails to dislodge DDG, Henderson said: “Yes — but that won’t be the situation.

    “Look, 100 per cent, the aim is for me to play next season and – I don’t think I want to not be playing after last season.”

    “David De Gea has been a great goalkeeper for many years, he’s been phenomenal and that’s something I aspire to be and to have a career like him at the club.

    “So I’ll be going back on the first day working my socks off to get in that starting line-up, because it’s something I’ve always wanted. I’m so close, so I’m not going to give up, I’m going to put the pressure on.

    “I respect David but it’s down to me. I’m well up for the challenges ahead.”

  • HENDERSON: I NEED UTD GAME TIME

    Dean Henderson feels like a new signing for Manchester United.

    And it is hardly surprising when you consider that since his last trip to their Carrington HQ, the keeper has been on loan at Stockport, Grimsby, Shrewsbury and Sheffield United.

    But when he returns from international duty with England, this remarkably confident individual is hunting down United No 1 David De Gea for his place when Crystal Palace come to town a fortnight on Saturday.

    He said: “I haven’t been in the building for five years. I’ve had a lot of time away. So I’m not too sure what the atmosphere is like — I feel like a new signing at Man United.

    “You can get many things from training and obviously can learn off someone like David and the other goalkeepers, the coaches. But I don’t think there’s any substitute for game time.

    “I’m not going to improve sat on the bench. I need that game time. For any young goalkeeper, it’s 80 per cent mental.

    “I know it sounds weird but by going out and having to prove yourself, going the long way round and going up through the leagues, you’ve got to have a bit of an edge. I believe I’ve got that edge. It sets me in good stead and works for me.”

  • WE ALL WANT TO WORK WITH DONNY

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says every United player is keen to work with midfield new boy Donny van de Beek

    The Old Trafford boss said: “His ability to see space, time his movements and read the game will really complement the qualities that we have in midfield and his arrival really strengthens the depth of talent we have in that position.

    “Donny’s performances in the Eredivisie and in Europe have been excellent over the last few years and we are all looking forward to working with him.”

  • ROMA EYE FRED AND SMALLING

    Roma are reportedly eyeing an audacious double swoop for Manchester United duo Chris Smalling and Fred.

    Italian outlet TeleRadioStereo claim that the Serie A side are closing in on a deal for England star Smalling.

    The report adds that Roma and the Red Devils are also in talks for a potential deal involving Fred.

    Brazilian midfielder Fred fell out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after United signed Bruno Fernandes in January.

    The 27-year-old’s game time is likely to get further reduced following the arrival of Ajax ace Donny van de Beek.

    Galatasaray are among the club’s hoping to swoop for Fred but now Roma are ready to reunite Fred with former Shakhtar manager Paulo Fonseca.

  • DAYOT: NO HURRY TO MOVE

    Manchester United and Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano is in “no hurry” to leave RB Leipzig despite admitting holding transfer talks with other clubs.

    The French centre-back, 21, has signed a new three-year deal with the Germans.

    But it is thought to have a £53million release clause, dropping to £40m next summer.

    He said: “I extended my contract with Leipzig because I feel good with my team-mates.

    “I’ve been in Leipzig for more than three years, I feel good.

    “I’ve been in demand. I talked to some clubs, it’s true, but I’m not in a hurry. We’ll see what happens in the future.”

  • UTD MUST FIND ATTACK BACK-UP

    Gary Neville added: “Yes, Sancho may fit that bill, but I'm not sat here as a United fan thinking I desperately want him. It could be any number of players that become available that would improve United.

    “If Harry Kane became available, and Tottenham fans will be saying why are you trying to get him out of Spurs again, but if he became available, he'd obviously improve United's squad. So it doesn't have to be a certain player.

    “The emergence of Mason Greenwood takes a bit of pressure off the situation but still, Manchester United need to add to the front three of Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

    “They need to challenge those three players and support those three players. They need to have depth behind those three players, and they will drive the standards.”

  • UTD NEED MORE – BUT SANCHO NOT VITAL

    Gary Neville believes Jadon Sancho is not essential in Manchester United's fight back to the top – but multiple signings are required.

    The Red Devils' hopes of signing the Borussia Dortmund winger this summer aftere landing Ajax midfielder Dony van de Beek today appear to be fading.

    With a deadline set by the German club now passed, United are hoping Sancho still wants the move.

    But ex-defender Neville, 45, wants to see his old team focus their efforts elsewhere if the youngster is unavailable.

    He wrote for Sky Sports: “The fans I speak to aren't saying we desperately want Sancho.

    “They are saying we want the right calibre of signing brought into the club. It could be anybody that fits that bill.”

  • HOW MAN UTD ARE SHAPING UP

    Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still wants a new centre-back, right-winger and striker, according to many reports.

    But after Donny van de Beek's arrival, here's how they are currently looking:

  • SPURS JOIN SKRINIAR RACE

    Manchester United have reportedly been joined in the race for Milan Skriniar by Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain.

    Fresh off the heels of a £40million deal for Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, Italian outlet CalcioMercato claims the Red Devils are now targeting Inter Milan centre-back Skriniar.

    The 25-year-old Slovakian ace is regarded as one of the best defenders in Europe.

    And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer apparently sees him as the perfect fit to play alongside Harry Maguire.

    However, United – who are also keen on Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara – face stiff competition for Skiniar’s signature.

  • TOUCHING GOODBYE

    Tributes to outgoing heroes don't get much better – or more artistic – than this from Ajax to £39m Manchester United buy Donny van de Beek.

    The video charts the 23-year-old's rise from Ajax teenager to 10 Holland caps and now a huge Premier League move.

  • YOU'VE DON US PROUD

    Ajax posted a classy goodbye and good luck message to United new boy Donny van de Beek.

  • OLE: DONNY'S JUST WHAT WE NEED

    Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his new £39m midfielder Donny van de Beek “has all of the technical attributes needed to perform in this team and has the personality required to succeed at Manchester United”.

    Solskjaer added: “His ability to see space, time his movements and read the game will really complement the qualities that we have in midfield and his arrival really strengthens the depth of talent we have in that position.

    “Donny’s performances in the Eredivisie and in Europe have been excellent over the last few years and we are all looking forward to working with him.”

  • BEEK: UTD HAVE AMAZING MIDFIELD

    United new boy Donny van de Beek believes he can add a new dimension to what he already believes is an incredible midfield.

    He said: “Everyone has told me how amazing the Old Trafford atmosphere is and I am looking forward to experiencing that, once it is safe for the fans to return.

    “This team has some of the best midfielders in the world and I know that I can learn from them and also bring my own strengths to the group.

    “Having spoken to the manager about his vision for this team, the direction that the club is going in is hugely exciting and I cannot wait to be a part of that.”

  • MARCUS HAILS DONNY ARRIVAL

    England striker Marcus Rashford was hot off the mark to hail Donny van de Beek arriving as his latest Manchester United team-mate.

    With the ex-Ajax star set to add stability alongside Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the middle at Old Trafford, Rashford tweeted within moments of United confirming the deal.

  • DONNY'S 5-YEAR DEAL

    Dutch superstar Donny van de Beek completed his £39million transfer to United from Ajax.

    The star underwent medical tests in Holland earlier this week and after they showed no issues he has now penned a five-year contract with the option for an additional 12 months at Old Trafford.

    United will pay Ajax £34.5m up front with a potential further £4.5m in add-ons.

    Van De Beek said: “I cannot begin to explain how incredible an opportunity it is to join a club with such an amazing history.

    “I would like to thank everyone at Ajax, I grew up there and I will always have a special bond with the club.

    “I am now ready to take the next step in my career and perform at the highest level and there is no higher standard than Manchester United.”

  • UTD COMPLETE £39m VAN DE BEEK DEAL

    Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek is a United player.

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  • UTD FACE UPHILL FIGHT TO LAND THIAGO

    Bayern Munich hero Thiago Alcantara is ready to snub Manchester United for Liverpool, reports say.

    But the Champions LeagUe and Bundesliga winners are sticking to their £27million asking price.

    Mohamed Bouhafsi claims Thiago, 29, has told Bayern he intends to leave this summer.

    And Liverpool remain favourites for the 37-cap Spain star, despite United now also being keen.

    That means Thiago could replace Liverpool's barcelona target Georginio Wijnaldum.

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