Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has pinpointed Donny van de Beek’s best attributes after snapping him up for £38m plus add-ons.

Ajax midfielder Van de Beek has agreed a five-year deal at Old Trafford, with the option to a further year.

And explaining why he plumped for the 23-year-old Dutchman, Solskjaer has reeled off a list of qualities Van de Beek brings to the table.

The Norwegian said: “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.

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Donny van de Beek has officially joined Man Utd

“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.”

Meanwhile, Van de Beek revealed his delight at joining United, insisting it was the right step forward for his career.

He 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.

Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told to get 'ruthless' and chase two strikers
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given an insight into the player

"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.

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"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.”