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Dimitar Berbatov predicts ‘huge’ Donny van de Beek impact for Manchester United

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Dimitar Berbatov has backed Donny van de Beek to play a big role at Manchester United this season.

The midfielder is so far United’s only major summer signing having joined from Ajax last month.

Van de Beek, 23, made his first appearance in a Reds shirt during their pre-season friendly against Aston Villa at the weekend and could be in line to make his competitive debut in United’s opening game of the season against Crystal Palace.

Former United striker Berbatov has been impressed with what he has seen from the Dutch international and says he expects Van de Beek to be a big signing for the Reds.

Speaking to Betfair, Berbatov has backed United to start their Premier League season with a win over Roy Hodgson’s side and says that it is a season of expectation at Old Trafford after their impressive form at the end of last season.

He said: “My other old team, United, are back this weekend, and I expect them to take three points against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

“I saw Donny van de Beek play the friendly against Villa, and it was very positive, he will have a huge role in all the big games this year.

“People expect a lot from him and a lot from the team – they are Manchester United and it’s been too long since they challenged for the title.”

After Palace, United face games against Brighton & Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Chelsea as they look to get their Premier League campaign off to a good start.

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