Donny van de Beek gives verdict on Man Utd players after a week of training

Donny van de Beek believes there is “a really big opportunity" to improve Manchester United after completing his first week of training at Carrington.

The Netherlands international became Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing of the window at the start of the month, signing from Ajax for £40m.

Van de Beek completed his move whilst on international duty and only properly joined his new teammates at the start of last week.

He made his first start in United’s unusual new colours in the friendly defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday, playing 90 minutes in the Midlands.

The midfielder is now in line for a competitive debut, with Solskjaer’s side preparing for Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend.

And Van de Beek, speaking to MUTV, feels he has a chance to make a huge impact on the talented young squad being built by Solskjaer.

He said: “Everyone has helped me a lot and wanted to make me feel at home and this is really good for me and it has given me the confidence to play.

“I cannot wait to play many games with them.

“There are a lot of young players in the group, around my age, and I think this is a really big opportunity for me to help the team.”

Should he make his debut this weekend, it will be a vastly different Old Trafford to the one his heroes Daley Blind and Robin van Persie played in and Van de Beek has admitted he can’t wait until fans can return.

“Old Trafford is an amazing stadium,” he added. “The nicest thing will be when the fans are there too and I cannot wait to play for the first time in front of them.

“I hope to see them soon in the stadium because for our team they will give us a lot of power when we can have them with us.”

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