Manchester United are on the verge of finishing their first signing of the summer season window.
Donny van de Beek is anticipated to finish a £40.1million transfer to Outdated Trafford this week after the Ajax midfielder handed a medical on Monday.
Van de Beek will turn out to be the newest Dutchman to drag on the well-known crimson shirt, following within the footsteps of some United greats and a few others who didn’t do fairly as properly.
We’ve ranked each participant from the Netherlands to signify United.
12. Tahith Chong
Chong will hope to climb up this listing within the coming years, however we merely haven’t seen sufficient of him simply but.
The 20-year-old winger, who was born within the Dutch Antilles, has performed simply 16 video games for United in all competitions.
Chong has proven flashes of high quality in that point however it stays to be seen whether or not he’ll turn out to be a key participant for the primary workforce.
Chong will spend the 2020/21 marketing campaign on mortgage at Werder Bremen within the Bundesliga.
11. Alexander Buttner
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Alex Ferguson hoped Buttner can be a long-term successor to Patrice Evra at left-back, however he proved to be nothing of the type.
The ex-Vitesse man scooped a Premier League winner’s medal in 2012/13 and even scored two objectives in his 5 top-flight outings.
However Buttner merely wasn’t of the required customary and it was no shock when United let him go in 2014.
He’s now plying his commerce with New England Revolution in MLS, which proves he was by no means fairly ok for the Reds.
10. Memphis Depay
A signing that promised loads however delivered little. United purchased a proficient younger participant once they paid £25m for Depay in 2015, and the ahead arrived in Manchester on the again of a 28-goal season at PSV.
However Depay did not make an impression at Outdated Trafford. He scored simply seven objectives in 45 video games underneath countryman Louis van Gaal in 2015/16, and was then bought to Lyon by Jose Mourinho.
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Depay has rebuilt his repute in France however United followers have valuable few constructive reminiscences of his time on the membership. Given the expectation surrounding him, Depay was United’s most disappointing Dutchman.
9. Timothy Fosu-Mensah
Fosu-Mensah is getting into make-or-break territory so far as his United profession is worried.
The defender joined the membership in 2014 and was promoted to the first-team squad by Van Gaal two years later.
He performed an understudy function early on, then launched into season-long mortgage spells with Crystal Palace and Fulham.
Fosu-Mensah was again at United final time period however featured solely sporadically. Now 22, the Dutchman must kick on sooner moderately than later.
8. Jordi Cruyff
An honest sufficient back-up possibility, Cruyff wasn’t in the identical class as his father.
He spent 4 years on United’s books and was a part of the Treble-winning squad of 1998/99, taking part in 11 occasions that time period.
Hopes have been excessive when United signed him from Barcelona, however it was all the time going to be tough to displace any of the aspect’s world-class midfielders.
Cruyff will get some credit score for being a part of trophy-winning groups, however his four-year spell was largely forgettable.
7. Raimond van der Gouw
Introduced in as an understudy to Peter Schmeichel in 1996, Van der Gouw went on to get pleasure from a surprisingly prolonged profession at Outdated Trafford.
By no means one to kick up a fuss a few lack of recreation time, the goalkeeper solely performed 12 league video games in his first three seasons.
He was extra concerned following Schmeichel’s departure, although, showing in 14 matches to earn a Premier League winner’s medal in 1999/00.
Usually dependable, Van der Gouw was revered by Ferguson and put his expertise to good use within the dressing room.
6. Arnold Muhren
Muhren was previous his finest by the point he pitched up at Outdated Trafford in 1982, however his arrival nonetheless generated vital pleasure.
The previous Ajax midfielder had helped Ipswich City win the UEFA Cup a 12 months earlier, so he was already acclimatised to the English recreation.
Even so, international gamers have been a lot rarer in these days, therefore the appreciable buzz round his signing.
Muhren was a part of the workforce that gained the FA Cup underneath Ron Atkinson in 1983. In complete he made 98 appearances for the membership, scoring 18 objectives.
5. Daley Blind
A flexible and dependable performer, Blind is precisely the kind of participant Ferguson liked to have in his squad.
The defender-cum-midfielder didn’t truly play underneath the Scot, arriving as an alternative as one in every of Van Gaal’s first signings in 2014.
Blind performed 141 video games for United, initially remaining an necessary member of the squad underneath Jose Mourinho.
He helped the Reds win the Europa League in 2017, earlier than returning to Ajax a 12 months later.
4. Jaap Stam
Ferguson didn’t make many errors as United boss. However he’s since admitted that promoting Stam in 2001 is amongst his largest regrets.
The tough-tackling centre-back was a key participant for the Reds throughout his three years on the membership.
He performed 51 occasions as United swept all earlier than them in three competitions in 1998/99 – not a foul debut season for the Dutch hardman.
Regardless of his comparatively brief keep in England, Stam is broadly considered the most effective centre-halves of the Premier League period.
3. Robin van Persie
After Van Persie scored 30 Premier League objectives for Arsenal in 2011/12, Ferguson knew he was precisely what United wanted.
Demonstrating the decisive streak that characterised his 27-year tenure, Ferguson moved rapidly to signal the striker for £22.5m.
That proved to be a cut price. Van Persie plundered 26 objectives to steer United to the title in 2012/13, which proved to be Ferguson’s final season earlier than retirement.
The striker struggled with accidents over the following two campaigns, however his goals-per-game file remained glorious: he departed United in 2015 with a median of 0.55 per match over a three-year spell.
2. Ruud van Nistelrooy
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Van Nistelrooy’s numbers have been even higher than Van Persie’s. In 219 appearances, the previous PSV marksman struck 150 objectives – a median of 0.68 per recreation.
Van Nistelrooy was maybe probably the most prolific finisher the Premier League has ever seen. He reigned supreme contained in the penalty space, and his predatory instincts have been on show all through his five-year keep at Outdated Trafford.
The one factor that counts towards Van Nistelrooy is the relative lack of collective success throughout his time on the membership.
The Dutchman solely gained one Premier League title with United, and his departure in 2006 allowed Ferguson to construct the workforce round Cristiano Ronaldo to nice impact.
1. Edwin van der Sar
It took some time for United to discover a worthy successor to Peter Schmeichel. Six years on from the Nice Dane’s departure, they lastly managed it by recruiting Fulham’s No.1.
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With all due respect to the west Londoners, it’s nonetheless puzzling that Van der Sar ended up at Craven Cottage within the first place.
Signed for simply £1.5m, the goalkeeper was the most effective cut price buys of Ferguson’s profession. A stable shot-stopper who was additionally glorious in possession, Van der Sar was a reassuring presence between the sticks.
The final line of defence behind Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, he stored a Premier League-record 14 clear sheets in 2008/09.
Extra importantly, Van der Sar gained 4 Premier League titles and the Champions League at Outdated Trafford, making him the membership’s best ever Dutchman.