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Manchester United: Ten Hag excited for Van de Beek reunion

New Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, is looking forward to working with former Ajax player Donny van de Beek when he returns from his loan spell at Everton.

What’s the word?

That is according to a report from super-journalist Fabrizio Romano, who took to his Twitter page to relay Erik ten Hag’s comments in his first press conference.

Romano shared Ten Hag’s statement: “I really had a good relationship with Donny. Of course, I’m looking forward to meeting him again on the pitch. We had a fantastic squad at that time in Ajax.”

Exciting news

Before his move to United back in 2020, Van de Beek was a key man for Ten Hag’s Ajax side that won the Eredivisie title and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in the 2018/19 season.

His heroics for Ajax under Ten Hag are unquestionable. You only have to look back at his numbers under the now 52-year-old to understand he was a key part of the promising side that featured the likes of Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs De Ligt, David Neres and Hakim Ziyech.

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In 110 appearances for the Amsterdam outfit under the guidance of Ten Hag, Van de Beek conjured up 32 goals and 29 assists, a combined total of 61 attacking returns

His final season at Ajax saw him drum up eight goals and six assists in 23 Eredivisie league appearances before departing for Manchester United, for what appeared to be an extremely positive move for both parties.

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Though it was not the case, with Van de Beek failing to establish himself as a regular, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picking roughly the same team week in, week out.

His time at Everton has also not panned out how he would have expected it to, so a chance under former boss Ten Hag when he returns to his parent club could well be his final chance to revive his Premier League career.

Under Ten Hag’s guidance, this could feel like a new signing for Manchester United fans, an exciting eventuality no doubt and one they will love.

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