Rene Meulensteen has no doubts that Donny van de Beek will have the ability to play in the identical midfield as Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United.
United lastly received their summer season up and working on Wednesday when it was confirmed that Van de Beek has joined the membership in a £40.1million transfer from Ajax.
Although able to taking part in in a number of roles in midfield and assault, the 23-year-old has turn out to be famend as the most effective creative-midfielders in Europe, with 27 objectives and 24 assists to his title over the past two seasons.
Whereas United supporters have been delighted to see extra attacking aptitude be added to the squad, some pundits have questioned whether or not Van de Beek will have the ability to match right into a midfield that already accommodates the extremely ahead considering Fernandes.
The Portuguese arrived at Previous Trafford in January and utterly turned United’s fortunes round, together with his 12 objectives and eight assists in 22 video games serving to the membership qualify for the Champions League and attain the Europa League semi-finals.
Regardless of the ideas of some sceptics, former coach Meulensteen believes Fernandes and Van de Beek will get alongside simply tremendous in the midst of the park.
“They’ll’t depend on Bruno Fernandes, whose been good, there’s been a lot stated about him and rightly so as a result of he modified principally the entire means United play,” Meulensteen advised Talksport.
“Earlier than that it was a variety of huff and puff there wasn’t a variety of tempo within the play, he introduced it to their sport. Van de Beek will add to that as effectively. I’m 100 per cent certain they are going to have the ability to play collectively actually, rather well.
“For Ole it’s the jigsaw, is he going with another defensive midfielder? Or is he going with all of them together with Pogba?”
Meulensteen additionally showered Van de Beek with reward and has let United followers know what they will anticipate from the Dutchman.
“He’s a very versatile midfielder with a terrific persona,” he added.
“He’s received that high quality that not many attacking midfielders have, that timing of entering into the field on the proper instances. He can rating objectives, he could make assists. All in all, it’s a very good signing.”