Donny van de Beek 'convinced to join Man Utd after phone call from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer outlining his plans'

DONNY VAN DE BEEK was convinced to sign for Manchester United after an inspirational chat with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it's claimed.

The Dutch midfielder is set to join the Red Devils from Ajax in a £40million move, with the player to pen a five-year deal at Old Trafford.


Van de Beek has completed a medical ahead of his impending switch, with United set to announce his arrival imminently.

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And according to The Athletic, he was persuaded to sign for the club after a phone call with Solskjaer.

They claim he left the conversation convinced that his future lies at the Theatre of Dreams.

It has been stated that van de Beek was excited at where the Norwegian gaffer sees his role in the side.

The United boss allegedly told the 23-year-old that he will be playing alongside Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in an ultra-attack minded midfield.

But in a blow for van de Beek, he looks set to miss out on his favourite No6 shirt, with that number belonging to the French World Cup winner.

Van de Beek's transfer has got the seal of approval by Marcus Rashford who "liked" a tweet about the player.

And the midfielder's dad has expressed his joy that his son is set to link up with one of the world's biggest clubs.

Speaking to omroepgelderland.nl, proud father Andre said: "This is a dream come true.

"It’s the perfect moment for him to make this step to such a beautiful club.

"Many clubs were interested, but Donny decides himself."

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