Manchester United’s summer business looks to have finally clicked into gear following a frustrating start to the transfer window.

Having seen our fierce rivals Manchester City and Liverpool complete big-money moves for Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez, as well as Tottenham and Arsenal signalling their intent, the Reds were slow out of the blocks.

But just like those London buses, it looks like the Red Devils could be close to signing two Netherlands internationals in quick succession.

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Reuniting Erik ten Hag with his former Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been the focus of the summer window.

The Times reports that Manchester United are closing in on a move for the Barcelona midfielder in a deal that will start at about £56million.

Signing the 25-year-old midfield marvel, who was Ten Hag’s top target, was crucial for the former Ajax manager, and De Jong’s arrival could prove to be the catalyst which results in Ten Hag successfully stamping his imprint and philosophy on this underachieving group of Manchester United players.

But De Jong isn’t likely to be the only Dutchman who arrives at Old Trafford this summer.

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The Reds are closing in on a £15m deal to sign Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia having hijacked Lyon’s deal to sign the Netherlands international.

Having looked set for a switch to Ligue 1, the 22-year-old will now likely become the fist signing of the Ten Hag era and provide competition to Luke Shaw and Alex Telles for the left-back spot.

Players who have played for Manchester United and Feyenoord

With the attack-minded five-time Netherlands international itching closer to a move to the Theatre of Dreams, United in Focus takes a look at the players who have played for Manchester United and Feyenoord.

Robin van Persie

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The man who played a starring role in our last Premier League triumph started and ended his professional career with the Rotterdam giants.

Van Persie was part of the Feyenoord side that won the 2001-02 UEFA Cup before being signed by Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in 2004.

The Dutchman spent eight seasons with the Gunners, scoring 132 goals, but he only got his hands on the FA Cup.

Having won the Premier League golden boot with 30 goals the season prior, Sir Alex Ferguson’s Reds took advantage of Van Persie having just one year left to run on his contract, and signed the striker in a deal worth £24m.

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After Manchester City had snatched the Premier League trophy from us in the dying seconds of the season, the signing of Van Persie resulted in United reclaiming the title.

Van Persie scored 26 Premier League goals during the 2012-13 campaign and won the league’s golden boot for a second time.

But following the shock retirement of Sir Alex, Van Persie had a season under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal before moving to Fenerbahce.

The man who scored 50 goals from 102 caps for his country stayed in Turkey for two-and-a-half years before moving back to his boyhood club Feyenoord.

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Van Persie finished his playing career in Rotterdam, winning two further cups and scoring 16 league goals in his final campaign.

Henrik Larsson

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Prior to taking the Scottish Premiership by storm, Larsson played 130 times for Feyenoord, scoring 38 times and winning back-to-back league titles across four seasons.

The five-time SPL golden boot winner spent seven years with Celtic, scoring an impressive 112 goals from 144 games for the Hoops and won four league titles and three cups during his time up north.

Larsson then joined Spanish giants Barcelona where he spent two seasons, scoring 19 goals from 59 games, winning back-to-back La Liga’s and the 2005-06 Champions League.

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After returning to Helsingborg, the 104-cap Swede joined United a short-term loan in January 2007 where he went on to make 13 appearances, from which he scored three goals and formed a deadly trio with Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The two-time Sweden Footballer of the Year got a Premier League medal having made seven appearances.

Tahith Chong

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Chong didn’t make a first-team appearance for the Eredivisie giants, but the former Netherlands Under-21 international was a product of their academy.

The bushy-haired winger joined Manchester United in 2016 and he’s gone on to make 16 appearances for the Reds first team.

The 22-year-old, who spent last season out on loan at Birmingham City, is yet to open his account for the senior side, but he scored 26 goals from 64 games for the youth sides.

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With his contract set to expire at the end of this month, United triggered the option to extend Chong’s by a further year in April.

While another loan move is likely, Chong will be hoping to use pre-season to impress his compatriot Ten Hag.

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