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Van der Gijp questions why Man Utd signed van de Beek: More an Everton player

Former Netherlands international Rene van der Gijp believes Donny van de Beek is not 'world-class'.

The Dutch midfielder joined Manchester United from Ajax this past summer.

But van der Gijp thinks he would have been better off moving to Everton.

"Van de Beek is not a world-class player, more Everton," Van der Gijp told SBS 6.

"He (Fernandes) has scoring ability, depth and he can give balls of which you say 'I never saw them coming'.

"And Van de Beek always gives balls that I think 'I saw that too' so there is little surprise in it.

"The question is: do you think there is still a lot of flexibility in Van de Beek? Do you think he'll be even better than that very good year in the Champions League he had?"

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