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Ex-Ajax coach Jongkind: Man Utd much better for Van de Beek than Real Madrid

Former Ajax youth coach Ruben Jongkind says Manchester United is the ideal club for Donny van de Beek.

The midfielder eft Ajax for United last week.

Jongkind told the Manchester Evening News: “He will be challenged, the average age in the Premier League is probably around 26 or 27, but I think he has shown in European campaigns that he has enough skills to play at the highest level.

“He likes a challenge and he has this mindset that he wants to go further every time. I think this is a better time than, for example, [Justin] Kluivert to AS Roma, that was too early.

“It is also a good club to move to. United have a history of bringing in youth players, I think it's a great choice, much better than Real Madrid, I think that would have been a disaster.

“The playing style is more akin to Donny at United than Real Madrid as well."

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