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Ex-Man Utd coach Hoek offers Van de Beek advice

Former Manchester United goalkeeper coach Frans Hoek has urged Donny van de Beek not to rethink his stay at Old Trafford.

Hoek worked as a goalkeeping coach under Louis van Gaal at Manchester United and is the latest Dutchman to wade into the Van de Beek debate.

He told VI: "It is a big transition, from the Eredivisie to the Premier League.

"Not only the speed of action, but also physically. It is Ajax-Feyenoord in England every week, where you also have to win every match at United.

"But it is not as easy there as in some matches in the Netherlands. I think that we can only actually assess Van de Beek when we are one year later.

"Perhaps this is the run-up to a fantastic career for Van de Beek in Manchester. If not, there will be plenty of other clubs for him. For now I would say: wait and see."

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