Everton midfielder Gordon shares how much he loves Donny van de Beek

Everton midfielder Anthony Gordon has praised his new teammate Donny van de Beek for his “amazing performance” against Leeds.

The Dutchman impressed in his first start for the Toffees and arguably produced his best display since moving to England from Ajax.

Playing in central midfield alongside Brazilian Allan on a day that Manchester United faltered and looked increasingly flat, Everton’s new number 30 looked rejuvenated.

Making his first Premier League start since the final game of last season, van de Beek already looks to be thriving playing under a manager that appreciates and trusts his qualities.

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The 24-year-old is only going to better playing week in, week out for the Goodison Park side, and the break from Old Trafford looks to have already done him the world of good.

The Dutch international received high praise for his display against Marcelo Bielsa’s side from Match of the Day pundits.

After barely getting a look in at Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or Ralf Rangnick, van de Beek has made quite the impression on Merseyside.

Everton winger Gordon who scored in yesterday’s 3-0 win against the Whites has been wooed by van de Beek in the two week he’s been at the club.

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Speaking to the club’s official website, Gordon said: “I love Donny. It was an amazing performance from him and I love the intensity he brings. 

“He started with Allan in a two in the middle and I think they did brilliantly.”

Against Leeds, van de Beek finished the game with 51 touches, 90% pass accuracy and completed 10/13 of his final third passes (77%).

He won three out of his four contested aerial duels, made four tackles and registered 10 ball recoveries.

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