The Red Devils agreed a £40.3million fee with Ajax on Sunday and the Dutchman is set to sign a five-year deal with the Old Trafford giants.
United attempted to sign van de Beek in January but Ajax were reluctant to sell midway through the campaign and felt that they could extract a larger fee in the summer window.
Ironically, that led United to the signature of Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandes and the Portuguese playmaker has been a resounding success at the club since joining in a £47m deal.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to continue his overhaul of United’s squad with van de Beek set to become his first signing of the summer.
Though the Dutchman will add some much needed competition for places in United’s midfield, Fernandes doesn’t appear worried.
The 25-year-old liked a post from ‘433’ which revealed United were set to sign van de Beek, indicating that he approves of the club’s decision to sign the Netherlands international.
The Red Devils are unwilling to stretch that far given the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and their move for van de Beek was in part down to the hit they’ve taken in recent months.
Solskjaer was keen on signing Jack Grealish but Aston Villa demanded £75m for the midfielder and United felt that valuation was too high, instead seeing better value in van de Beek.