Barcelona midfielder De Jong has been tipped to make Man United more dominant by Meulensteen.
Meulensteen told Voetbal International: “In Erik's (Ten Hag) way of thinking it is a logical first purchase. Frenkie is of course a great footballer and I would really like to see him at United.
“He is technically very strong. That should also be a lot better at United. If you just look at the statistics: that the opponent regularly has more possession would have been unthinkable with us.
“Frenkie can help them to be much more dominant."