Van Dijk calls van de Beek's Man Utd transfer a 'great step' as Liverpool star puts rivalry aside for Holland pal

VIRGIL VAN DIJK has hailed Donny van de Beek's move to Manchester United as a "great step".

The 23-year-old midfielder has completed a medical ahead of his £40million transfer to Old Trafford from Ajax.

SunSport understands the former Ajax midfielder underwent tests in Holland – as his dad hailed his "dream" move.

And Liverpool defender Van Dijk is thrilled to have another Dutchman in the Premier League, even if it is across enemy lines.

As reported by De Telegraaf, the Holland captain said: "I wish Donny the best wholeheartedly,

"It is great for him and for the Dutch national team. 

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"It's a great club and step for Donny, and the same goes for Nathan Aké (to Manchester City)."

The signing also got the seal of approval by Marcus Rashford who "liked" a tweet about the Dutch international.

But he won't be able to wear his favourite No.6 shirt when he arrives, as it is taken by French star Paul Pogba, meaning he may have to take on the cursed No.7 jersey.

Dutch reports claim Van de Beek told pals he wanted to join United and the Prem side led the way with no other club offering anywhere near the £40m mark.

Real Madrid were on the verge of landing van de Beek for around £49m last summer but the deal fell through.

Sunsport has considered how the Red Devils could line-up with Van de Beek with Ole Gunner Solskjaer tweaking the line-up to fit Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in midfield.


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