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Hasselbaink: Royal Antwerp serious about maintaining Man Utd relationship

Royal Antwerp coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admits they want to maintain their relationship with Manchester United after taking Davide Petrucci on-loan.

The former Leeds United, Chelsea and Middlesbrough star admits he is determined to benefit from the link-up with the Barclays Premier League champions.

"I work for Antwerp and they want to keep that link," Hasselbaink told MUTV. "I'm going to enforce that.

"I'm going to enforce bringing youngsters over from Manchester United to us because a) I think it's good for the relationship and b) I think it is good for my team as well. It's always good to give youngsters the opportunity to play minutes.

"In the past, we've had a lot of Manchester United players - Danny Higginbotham and several others - and, when you speak to them, it has benefited them to come over and just stand on their own two feet and play matches. I think it's a good thing."

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