Speaking on his YouTube channel, the Red Devils legend said: ‘Donny van de Beek! Manchester United, the red shirt. What does he bring to this team?
‘He brings goals, assists, he runs into the box, a good work ethic and an unbelievable brain. An Ajax guy, he knows how to play good football.
‘Edwin van de Sar, my old mate, put a crying emoji on Twitter. He’s not happy! He knows his quality, he knows his class.
‘Imagine Donny alongside the likes of Bruno Fernandes.
‘I’ve got a little stat here; in the last three seasons if you put him up against any of the midfielders in the Premier League in terms of goal involvements, where do you think he ranks? At a guess I said seventh. He’s second only to Kevin de Bruyne.
‘In the last three seasons he’s scored 40 goals and provided 29 assists. only De Bruyne has more! That’s unbelievable – he’s one of the best in the world so he’s sitting in good company.
‘Will it happen immediately? Time will tell. But what we do know is that Manchester United are getting a good player, a solid player, who understands the game.
‘When we watched him in the Champions League, I saw an intelligent player. He gets into the box and then, bang.
‘Ole, I’m with you on this one! Good work.’
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