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Manchester United target Ajax midfielder Van de Beek as Solskjaer pushes Woodward for reinforcements

Manchester United are said to be considering a move for Ajax’s Donny van de Beek as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster his midfield options.

With Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay out of action through injury, Manchester United are down to the bare bones in midfield, with Nemanja Matic, Fred and Andreas Pereira being the only recognised options in the centre of the park.

United allowed Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera to leave the club in 2019, with neither player being replaced, though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that the club will not be making any short-term signings, saying that only the ‘right’ players will be brought into the club.

Now, according to ESPN, the Old Trafford outfit are considering a move for Ajax’s Donny van de Beek, the Dutch international impressing for the Eredivisie champions last season, helping steer the club to the Champions League semi-finals.

It is claimed that Ajax’s failure to make it out of their Champions League group this season has led to a belief that a deal for Van de Beek could be completed this month.

The midfielder, who has scored eight goals and provided five assists in his 26 appearances this season, would add a creativity to the United ranks that is sorely missing from Solskjaer’s side, with the Norwegian said to be ‘pushing’ Ed Woodward to strengthen his struggling squad.

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