Donny van de Beek plans to show his eye for purpose at Manchester United after finishing his £35million transfer from Ajax.
The 23-year-old can play a wide range of roles in midfield, together with in a deeper No. 6 function, however he desires to grow to be a drive across the penalty space for United.
There was a college of thought that Van de Beek would play a deeper function with Bruno Fernandes influential in a inventive midfield place since his £47million arrival from Sporting Lisbon in January.
However Van de Beek, who scored 34 objectives and offered 28 assists in 149 video games at Ajax, desires to indicate his inventive facet as effectively, whereas additionally displaying a piece charge that he considers a serious energy of his recreation.
“I’m a midfielder that likes to enter the field – making runs, objectives, assists. A variety of the time, I cowl a whole lot of distance in video games, that is additionally a factor that could be a energy for me, to get into the field of the opponent,” he instructed United’s web site.
The 5ft 11ins midfielder additionally is aware of he may need so as to add some metal to go alongside the silk within the Premier League, however that could be a problem he’s relishing.
“All the time when individuals let you know one thing concerning the Premier League, they let you know it’s actually robust with heavy competitors,” he mentioned.
“I’ll see that. I need to work on my physicality, on the whole lot, to make steps once more, as a result of for Holland I used to be robust and bodily good, however now I need to make steps once more to enhance and assist the membership get prizes and titles.”
Van de Beek has signed a five-year deal at Outdated Trafford, with the choice of an additional yr, and earlier than sealing his departure from Ajax he spoke to former United gamers Edwin van der Sar and Daley Blind for his or her expertise of life on the membership.
Van der Sar is now Ajax’s chief govt, whereas Blind continues to be a centre again within the Ajax workforce, and each solely had constructive issues to say about United.
“I’ve heard all of the tales from the outdated gamers, together with Edwin, our outdated director, and Daley Blind, my outdated team-mate, and I can not wait to play for the membership,” he mentioned.
“I talked with [Edwin] and he instructed me a whole lot of tales concerning the membership and about the whole lot. He instructed how huge the membership is and the way good an expertise he had with it.”
Van de Beek additionally spoke on to Solskjaer earlier than making the transfer from Amsterdam to Manchester.
“I watched a whole lot of their matches earlier than and I additionally had a very good assembly with the coach and that for me was a very essential factor,” Van de Beek defined.
“We talked about soccer issues, concerning the membership and I at all times make selections about my emotions and my emotions had been straight good with the whole lot. That was for me an essential factor.”