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Donny van de Beek is on the verge of becoming a Manchester United player after completing his medical.

And in a further boost to the Red Devils, the government have confirmed he will NOT have to quarantine so long as he is registered before Holland play on Friday.

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  • BEEK OF THE NET

    Donny van de Beek can dodge quarantine IF he arrives at Old Trafford before Friday.

    It will be a £40million deal on a five-year contract brokered by former Red Devil and Ajax chief Edwin van der Sar.

    The government told Sky Sports, he is free from quarantine if he registers before playing in one of Holland's games as he will then be entitled to an exemption.

    On sporting grounds he will be free to train with his new team-mates rather than self-isolate for two weeks.

  • ON THE VIRG

    Donny van de Beek is close to joining Manchester United and it is a move backed by Liverpool ace Virgil Van Dijk.

    The pair are Holland team-mates and Van Dijk reckons it is a “great step” for the Ajax man to make.

    Van Dijk, via Metro UK, was asked if he was trying to change Van de Beek's mind about becoming a Red Devil and replied: “No.

    “I wish Donny all the best.

    “It's fantastic for him and great for Dutch football.

    “It's another great step to another beautiful club for a Dutch player.”

  • REAR-GARD ACTION

    Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira could be sold to make way for Donny van de Beek.

    MailOnline reports Manchester United are ready to sell the pair to clear space after they fell down the pecking order.

    Van de Beek is believed to have agreed personal terms on a five-year deal at Old Trafford ahead of a move from Ajax.

    Lingard, 27, has been at United for 20 years but has failed to start a Prem game since January 1.

    Pereira is also on the fringes having failed to make Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI since February.

  • 'GUTTED'

    Marcus Rashford has explained his decision to withdraw from the England squad.

    It means Jack Grealish has been called up by Gareth Southgate, after initially getting snubbed.

    He tweeted: “Gutted… never want to let this team down but these fixtures just came a little too soon for me.

    “I tried my best but I have to focus on starting the season at my strongest for club and country.

    “Good luck boys, I’ll be cheering you on from home.”

  • 'WE CANNOT ALLOW IT'

    Nemanja Matic has told his Manchester United team-mates: only winning the league is good enough.

    He told the Utd Podcast: “From the next season there is no excuse.

    “We have to go with everything. We have to fight for the title because I felt that this year we dropped some points too easy.

    “We allowed Liverpool to win [the title], I don’t know, ten games before the season finished. They won the league, so we cannot allow that.

    “We need to fight to the end. We have to play with more confidence, with more responsibility.

    “My personal target is to win the league with United and I am sure that everyone wants to do the same.

    “We have to promise our supporters that we will do our best – exactly what we have done after [the coronavirus lockdown] when we started to play again. That’s Manchester United.”

  • OTD

    It was on this day in 2004 that United signed Wayne Rooney from Everton.

    He would go on to become the club's record scorer with 253 goals.

  • ZLAT'S HOW WE DO IT

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the verge of extending his AC Milan contract now worth £120,000 a week.

    The Swede striker re-joined his old club last summer having spent a year in MLS with LA Galaxy after leaving Manchester United.

    Ibrahimovic, who went on to score 10 goals in 18 Serie A games, had the option to extend his deal.

    According to Sky Sports, the 38-year-old is close to agreeing another year in Milan with his wages believed to be increasing by £40,000 per week.

    Speaking on his return to Italy on Saturday night, Ibrahimovic said: “Finally everything is in place and finally I can return to where I feel at home.”

    He later told Milan’s website: “As I’ve always said, I’m not here to be a mascot.

    “I’m here to bring results and to help the team, the coach and the squad return to where Milan should be.”

  • SEVENTH HEAVEN

    Incoming Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek will be denied his favourite shirt number when he joins from Ajax.

    The 23-year-old midfielder is closing in on a five-year deal at Old Trafford after the Red Devils agreed a £40million fee with the Eredivisie side.

    In a minor blow for Van de Beek, he will be unable to wear his favourite No6 jersey at the Theatre of Dreams.

    That is because that number is occupied by Paul Pogba, and the Frenchman will not be departing this summer.

    One potential number that is available to Van de Beek is the cursed No7, which was most recently used by Alexis Sanchez, but that number is likely being reserved for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

    The No11 shirt is also unused at United, though that number isn’t traditional for a central midfielder.

    Van de Beek also has the No 19, 27, 28 and 30 shirts to choose from.

  • VDB HIGHLIGHTS

    BT Sport have shared this epic highlight reel of Donny van de Beek in action in the Champions League.

    The Dutchman could bring some much needed stability and muscle to the Red Devils' midfield… as well as the odd burst into the box.

    He looks a very good signing.

  • DONNY'S DIGITS

    Here is how Donny van de Beek has fared during his time at Ajax.

    The 23-year-old has come through the ranks at the Amsterdam club and is set to join United after playing for Holland in their upcoming Nations League games.

  • PREDICTED LINE-UPS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have to tinker with his formation to accommodate the arrival of Donny van de Beek.

    Manchester United have agreed personal terms with the 23-year-old and started negotiations with Ajax over a £40million transfer.

    Midfielder van de Beek missed Ajax’s friendly with Eintracht Frankfurt with coach Erik ten Hag suggesting there had been developments.

    And Solskjaer believes he is the right kind of signing in terms of profile and cost in what is a very difficult transfer window.

    Here is how they could line up…

  • UP' TO THE TASK?

    Manchester United are aiming to make a move for Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano after landing Donny van de Beek, according to reports.

    The Red Devils have been quiet in this summer's transfer window, with Jadon Sancho a top priority.

    But with Dortmund so far playing hard ball with United over Sancho, they have targeted other areas, with centre-back a big priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    There have been question marks over Victor Lindelof as an adequate partner to Harry Maguire, especially after the way they conceded the winning goal to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals.

    ESPN report that Upamecano is the next target in United's sights, with just 12 days to go until the start of the Premier League season.

  • FLOG BEFORE SPEND

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have to sell before he can buy again at Old Trafford, once Donny van de Beek's transfer is complete.

    The Norwegian wants a striker, a right winger and a centre-back added to his squad, according to the Times.

    Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira are the two players United are most likely to sell to raise some cash for further purchases.

    That will not come as a surprise to either player, who have been deemed largely surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

    Lingard, 27, has revealed that he had a tough year after his mother suffered from illness, while Pereira, 24, fell down the pecking order after the arrival of Bruno Fernandes.

  • SIX OF ONE

    Tottenham have made a last-ditch attempt to sign Donny van de Beek from under the noses of Manchester United.

    The Dutchman, 23, is set to sign for the Red Devils after Ajax accepted their bid for the midfielder.

    According to the Mirror, Van de Beek wants the No6 shirt at United, but that already has an owner.

    A certain Paul Pogba wears No6 at Old Trafford and there could be interesting negotiations on what number the Dutchman takes when he does sign.

  • HUDD TO WATCH

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer threw his support behind the Manchester United women's team – but they could not overcome Huddersfield Town in a pre-season friendly.

    United's women were thumped 3-0 by Town, while Solskjaer watched on.

    Some of the Huddersfield players were keen to get a photograph with the former Old Trafford striker.

  • MORE ON DONNY

    Van der Sar is already on record as saying the Dutch giants will not sell on the cheap — despite the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Real Madrid were on the verge of landing Van de Beek for around £49m last summer but the deal fell through.

    Other clubs have shown interest in Van de Beek but United are now strong favourites to land him.

    New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman knows him well from his time in charge of the national team — but is not currently planning a move with the financial strain on LaLiga clubs.

  • VDB UPDATE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is close to landing Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek for £40million, writes MARTIN BLACKBURN.

    The 23-year-old missed Saturday's friendly with Eintracht Frankfurt with coach Erik ten Hag suggesting there were developments, saying: “We are looking at how that will end.” Former United No 1 Edwin van der Sar, now director of football at Ajax, revealed his old club's interest back in June.

    And Solskjaer believes he is the right kind of signing in terms of profile and cost for what is a very difficult transfer window. Dutch reports claim Van de Beek has told pals he wants to join United and the Prem club are leading the way with no other club offering anywhere near the £40m mark.

  • ON THE BECK NINE

    David Beckham has been enjoying some family time with his three sons during the bank holiday weekend.

    Becks, 45, shared a selfie with his sons Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 17, and Cruz, 15 at a golf course with the morning sun rising.

    He shared the photo on Instagram with the caption: “Nothing like a fathers bond with his sons love you boys”

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  • MORE ON MAGUIRE

    The officer said of Maguire’s version of events: “Every time he opens his mouth, he lies.

    “This was just a drunk guy getting in a fight. We deal with it a lot.

    “But it has turned into something else with everything he says.

    “Why would eight police surround him and not identify themselves? We’d lose our jobs.”

    Maguire intends to appeal the guilty verdict which was reached in a Greek court.

  • HARRY ACCUSED AGAIN

    Police who arrested Harry Maguire in Mykonos insist they treated him like “just another drunk Brit”.

    The Manchester United skipper, 27, says he feared he was being abducted as the plain-clothes officers who grabbed him did not identify themselves.

    In a BBC interview, he also repeated his claim that the brawl at a bar that led to his arrest began when two Albanian men injected his sister Daisy, 20, with a drug.

    But one of the officers said they always identify themselves and added: “There was no mention of Albanians and nothing about his sister.

    “That issue was never raised. We didn’t treat him differently to other drunk British guys.”

  • THUMBS UP

    Marcus Rashford “liked” a tweet claiming Donny van de Beek is set for a Manchester United medical.

    United have agreed personal terms with the 23-year-old, and started negotiations with Ajax over a transfer fee.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, the Premier League side have launched an opening bid of £31milllion.

    The news United are “confident” and closing in on the signing caught the eye of Rashford, who liked the tweet.

    Romano then said: “…and thanks for the likes to @MarcusRashford – it seems you’re waiting.”

  • GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is close to landing Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek for £40million.

    United are leading the way with no other club offering anywhere near the £40m mark.

    New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman knows him well from his time in charge of the national team — but is not currently planning a move with the financial strain on LaLiga clubs.

    Other clubs have shown interest in Van de Beek but United are now strong favourites to land him.

    Meanwhile, Ole also wants to sign a right winger and a centre-back after landing Van de Beek, according to reports.

    The Daily Star claim the Red Devils are set to make some big moves in the transfer market this summer.

    It's no secret that they are desperate to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

    But the transfer looks increasingly unlikely as United failed to reach an agreement with the German side.

    Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish is another option for Solskjaer but could cost as much as £80m.

    Finally, United have joined Liverpool in the race to land wantaway Bayern Munich star Thiago, according to reports.

    And Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expects to receive a bid for the £27million-rated midfielder in “the next few days”.

    Jurgen Klopp's Reds seem to be in pole position to sign Thiago.

    But respected Norwegian reporter Fredrik A. N. Filtvedt, who works for Dagbladet TV, claims United are now in the mix.

  • RED MIST

    The start of the season is nearly here.

    Let's take a look at how United fare…

  • EXCLUSIVE BY ANDY JEHRING

    Police who arrested Harry Maguire in Mykonos insist they treated him like “just another drunk Brit”.

    One of the officers said they always identify themselves and added: “There was no mention of Albanians and nothing about his sister.

    “That issue was never raised. We didn’t treat him differently to other drunk British guys.

    “Every time he opens his mouth, he lies. This was just a drunk guy getting in a fight. We deal with it a lot.

    “But it has turned into something else with everything he says.

    “Why would eight police surround him and not identify themselves? We’d lose our jobs.”

  • FROM SUNSPORT’S MARTIN BLACKBURN

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is close to landing Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek for £40million.

    Man Utd are leading the way with no other club offering anywhere near the £40m mark.

    New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman knows him well from his time in charge of the national team — but is not currently planning a move with the financial strain on LaLiga clubs.

    Other clubs have shown interest in Van de Beek but United are now strong favourites to land him.

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