Every word Donny van de Beek has said on his arrival at Man Utd

Manchester United have a new signing in the shape of Donny van de Beek.

The 23-year-old joins after a £36.5m bid plus £4m in add-ons was accepted by Ajax.

He becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first signing of the summer as he looks to bolster his squad and mount a Premier League title challenge.

United beat the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Tottenham to his signature while the move also signifies an end to the pursuit of Jack Grealish.

Aston Villa had priced the Englishman at £80m, which left the Red Devils flummoxed and looking at alternatives.

Van de Beek has joined for around half that price while Solskjaer still has other targets in mind.

And the Netherlands international is over the moon to complete a move to Old Trafford and cannot wait to get started.

Van de Beek said: “I cannot begin to explain how incredible an opportunity it is to join a club with such an amazing history.

“I would like to thank everyone at Ajax.

"I grew up there and I will always have a special bond with the club.

“I am now ready to take the next step in my career and perform at the highest level and there is no higher standard than Manchester United.

“Everyone has told me how amazing the Old Trafford atmosphere is and I am looking forward to experiencing that, once it is safe for the fans to return.

“This team has some of the best midfielders in the world and I know that I can learn from them and also bring my own strengths to the group.

“Having spoken to the manager about his vision for this team, the direction that the club is going in is hugely exciting and I cannot wait to be a part of that.”

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Solskjaer added: “Donny has all of the technical attributes needed to perform in this team and has the personality required to succeed at Manchester United.

“His ability to see space, time his movements and read the game will really complement the qualities that we have in midfield and his arrival really strengthens the depth of talent we have in that position.

“Donny’s performances in the Eredivisie and in Europe have been excellent over the last few years and we are all looking forward to working with him.”

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