Solskjaer’s thoughts on Van de Beek’s first Man Utd training sessions

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Donny van de Beek's first few training sessions have been "positive".

The Netherlands international joined from Ajax this summer in a £40million transfer to give Manchester United another dynamic midfield option.

The 23-year-old, who burst onto the scene during Ajax's thrilling Champions League run in the 2018/19 season, has posted some impressive stats.

Last campaign alone Van de Beek registered 10 goals and 11 assists in 37 appearances.

And his arrival will certainly give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer much to think about with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes occupying similar roles.

But the United boss has liked what he's seen so far.

“He’s been training only a couple of days but he’s a bright, bubbly character," said Solskjaer.

"He wants to learn and the first few signs are positive, not that I doubted that one because I’ve followed him for a few years, of course.

"He’s been a talented youngster and now we felt he was ready to come here. He felt it was the best place to come so, for us, it’s a good transfer."

Former United shot-stopper Edwin van der Sar proved crucial in facilitating the Van de Beek transfer – and spoke very highly of the midfielder.

And after the youngster's deal was announced the Ajax chief penned an open letter to fans.

"You could say your new star is the embodiment of that pride," he wrote

"That's one of the many reasons we don't like to see him leave, but we understand it's time for him to move on. To dream on.

"And where better to do so than in your theatre. Trust me, I know.

"Please take good care of our Donny, and help him dream."

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