Manchester United raided Ajax for manager Erik ten Hag earlier this year and then proceeded to snap up star players Lisandro Martinez and Antony.

It would be a mistake to consider United’s business with Ajax as over, with the Dutch side packed with talent well known to Ten Hag.

United are being tipped to move next summer for Ajax midfielder Kenneth Taylor, who made his debut under Ten Hag.

Taylor has just been called up into the Netherlands international squad for the first time by Louis van Gaal, ahead of Ryan Gravenberch.

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Kenneth Taylor tipped to join United

Former Ajax manager Aad de Mos is enthused by what he has seen from Taylor at Ajax this season, where he has scored three goals and provided two assists in seven Eredivisie games.

The central midfielder is only 20 and De Mos told VoetbalNieuws he believes Taylor can be one of the stars at the World Cup, before clinching a big career move.

He said: “He will be the revelation of Orange at the World Cup. He is already one of the best players on the field at Ajax.

“He will stay for another year, then it will be Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid or Manchester United.

“If there are two buses parked, he knows the right choices towards the strikers or players in his area. And he is also two-footed. If the team is compact, you don’t have to be afraid.

“He has an iron will to want to defend and has a good head. A very talented player.”

Taylor is a product of the Ajax academy who only has 32 career appearances for the first team so far.

A big move now would be too soon for him, but it would not be a surprise to see clubs show an interest as soon as next summer.

Whether one of those will be United is pure guesswork at present, but it wouldn’t be a shock, given the Erik ten Hag connection.

He signed a new contract with Ajax in July which will run up until 2027, so it’s unlikely he would come cheap, in any case.

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