If Manchester United were not paying attention to Donny van de Beek before now, then it’s time to start.

The Ajax star is reportedly keen on a move to United, according to Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan.

This ‘should’ prompt United into action to move for the talented Dutchman.

Van de Beek played a crucial role in Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-finals and their league title success.

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Herrera replacement

United need additions in central midfield and Van de Beek would be an excellent replacement for Ander Herrera.

Van de Beek is valued at £45 million, the Daily Mail report, with German sides Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich interested.

The 22-year-old scored 16 goals and provided 12 assists for Ajax last season, including strikes in the Champions League quarter-final and semi-final.

His versatility and quality in possession is exactly what United need, with a lack of guile on the ball evident at times last season.

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We aren’t sure that United are chasing Van de Beek, but they really should be.

When a top quality midfielder of his age and experience is reportedly keen on a move, United should be all over it.

Forget messing around with Sean Longstaff, Declan Rice or Eric Dier, Van de Beek is better than the lot, and has the quality United lack.

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