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Man Utd move ahead of Real Madrid in Van de Beek battle

Manchester United are competing with Real Madrid for Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.

United have renewed their interest in the 23-year-old after the coronavirus crisis has left the La Liga club unsure as to whether they can afford the Dutchman this summer.

The Daily Mail says United looked into van de Beek last August, however a deal was not made as the Ajax star stayed in the Eredivisie for another season.

The midfield sensation initially caught the eye of the recruiters at Old Trafford during the 2018/19 Champions League campaign, as he confidently anchored the Dutch side to an impressive semi-final run.

Ajax were knocked out by finalists Tottenham in dramatic fashion - however, van de Beek, along with Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs De Ligt, announced himself to the world as an all-rounded talent.

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