Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Manchester United has been welcomed by Donny van de Beek.

Speaking to Rio Ferdinand’s Five YouTube channel, Van de Beek says he is excited about the club’s new arrivals, with Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho also joining this summer.

Van de Beek said, when asked about Ronaldo: “‘Fantastic. To be with these players in the pitch is fantastic, to train with them, everything, that’s what we need, winners.

“I’m really positive about us this season. I think we can make big steps now. If good players come in, the level goes up.”

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Van de Beek is a part of it

Van de Beek came across very well in the interview and his commitment to Manchester United is under no question. He wants to succeed and repeatedly said he is working harder than ever to make an impression.

While he has not had the opportunities he wanted so far this season, Van de Beek’s chance will surely come over the next few weeks.


He added that he takes inspiration from Edinson Cavani, from the attitude the Uruguayan demonstrates at the club.

Van de Beek said: “I see how Edinson trains every day, his focus, goals, goals, goals.”

Quite clearly the Dutchman is motivated to succeed at Old Trafford, and he is excited by the new arrivals, even if they make the team more competitive.

Ronaldo’s arrival certainly makes United’s battle for places more competitive in forward areas, and Paul Pogba will likely be back as part of a midfield three.

It also shows how United are in a ‘win now’ mode, which may make Solskjaer less likely to want to experiment with team selection. Van de Beek has to show his manager that he is not an inferior option, and that he is capable of mixing in with the rest of his teammates.

Van de Beek spoke enthusiastically about United’s prospects of potentially winning silverware this season, and if he can play a part in trophy success, then he may begin to feel more settled at Old Trafford.

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