Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek pictured for the first time in training as he poses for photos with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and captain Harry Maguire
- Donny van de Beek has trained for the first time since his £ 40 million transfer from Ajax
- Dutch midfielder posed for photos next to the manager and captain
- The 23-year-old has returned from international service with Holland
Donny van de Beek has continued to train on his first day at Manchester United following his £ 40 million arrival from Ajax last week.
The 23-year-old has arrived in England to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men after an international service with the Netherlands and will get to know his United teammates.
And he even had time to pose for a photo with his new manager and captain Harry Maguire, who himself had returned to Greece for the first time since his arrest earlier this week.
Donny van de Beek (center) poses for a photo with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Harry Maguire
Van de Beek became involved with Manchester United on his first training day
Van de Beek will have to wait at least until September 19 before bending his first team
As the Premier League season kicks off in earnest this weekend, United have an extra week to prepare for their kick-off against Crystal Palace on September 12.
Their involvement in the final stages of the Europa League in Germany gave them a late start last month than the majority of their rivals.
After returning to the Champions League with a last-day win at Leicester in July, van de Beek’s arrival is a particular cause for excitement among United’s supporters.
United fans eagerly await the prospect of him forging a midfield partnership with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.
Van de Beek moved to Manchester United last week in a £ 40 million move from Ajax
Van de Beek received an emotional broadcast from Ajax fans after he joined Man United
Van de Beek joins United after playing for the Netherlands in recent international matches
After playing for the Netherlands on Monday evening in their defeat against Italy, Van de Beek lovingly said goodbye to the most devout supporters of Ajax outside the Johan Cruyff Arena.
They serenaded him with songs, held up banners in honor of him, and lit flares. The midfielder was clearly moved by the gesture and got out of his car and knocked them back as they said goodbye.
Van de Beek joined Ajax’s youth academy in 2008 and became a fan favorite in Amsterdam.
The midfielder, who scored 41 goals and created 34 assists in 175 games for the club, won the Eredivisie title in 2018/19 and was also instrumental in leading up to the Champions League semi-finals of the same season.
“Donny has all the technical skills needed to perform in this team and has the personality needed to succeed at Manchester United,” Solskjaer said in confirming the signing.
His ability to see the space, time his movements and read the game will really complement the qualities we have in midfield and his arrival really enhances the depth of the talent we have in that position.
“Donny’s performance in the Eredivisie and in Europe has been excellent over the years and we are all looking forward to working with him.”