Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has reassured Edwin van der Sar that the club’s new signing is in good hands.

Former United goalkeeper Van der Sar is now Ajax’s chief executive, and he wished Donny van de Beek good luck at Manchester United after the deal was announced.

Van der Sar urged United to take care of him, and Mike Phelan responded, beginning by saying that Van de Beek is ‘in good hands’.

Ajax have come across so well with this transfer, as a real family type club, and want only the best for Van de Beek as he pushes ahead with a new chapter in his career.

United are at heart the same type of club too, with a strong tradition of bringing through academy talent, and winning silverware.


Van de Beek’s task is to help United get back to winning trophies, after narrowly missing out on three cups this past season with semi-final defeats.

The main objective is to challenge for the league title, and with a couple more key signings, that target may shift towards really believing we have a chance of winning it this season.

One of the reasons United fell well short last season was a lack of strength in depth, and Van de Beek’s arrival will help with that.

It’s a relief to get the first signing done, with just over a month to go until the transfer deadline on October 5.

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