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Donny van de Beek’s FIFA 20 rating explored with Man United transfer imminent

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After agreeing a £40.1million deal with Ajax for midfielder Donny van de Beek, the 23-year-old is closing in on a move to Manchester United, with personal terms already agreed and a medical completed on Monday, in what will be United’s first signing of the summer transfer window.

The Dutch midfielder will compete with Fred, Nemanja Matic, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay for a place in the United midfield.

Van de Beek is most likely to line up alongside Pogba in a 4-2-3-1 formation in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s strongest eleven, with Bruno Fernandes playing as an attacking midfielder. But, his versatility also allows different options tactically too, with the midfielder possessing an interesting mix of attributes.

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So, how does Van de Beek’s FIFA 20 rating compare to his new Man United teammates? We explored his FIFA 20 rating to find out.

Donny van de Beek’s FIFA 20 rating

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – AUGUST 25: Donny van de Beek of Ajax during the Club Friendly match between Ajax v Hertha BSC at the Johan Cruijff Arena on August 25, 2020 in Amsterdam Netherlands (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Overall rating: 83/100

Potential rating: 87/100

Best attributes: Stamina (92), positioning (86), ball control (85), composure (85), short passing (83), reactions (83), shot power (82), vision (82).

Attacking work rate: High

Defensive work rate: Medium

Weak Foot: Three stars (left)

Skill Moves: Three stars

Positions: CM/CAM

Age: 22 (When you start a new Career Mode save on FIFA 20)

Van de Beek ranks well against his prospective Manchester United teammates, with the Dutch midfielder rated behind only Marcus Rashford (84), Bruno Fernandes (86), Paul Pogba (87) and David De Gea (88).

The 23-year-old is a huge upgrade on midfielders Fred (80), Nemanja Matic (80), Juan Mata (80), Scott McTominay (79), Jesse Lingard (78) and Andreas Pereira (76) according to FIFA 20, with Van de Beek ranked as United’s third-best midfielder.

His FIFA 20 profile shows an interesting mix of attributes, with impressive technical attributes like ball control (85), short passing (83), long shots (79). finishing (78), volleys (78), dribbling (78), curve (77) and long passing (76).

The Dutch international is also strong mentally, with high attributes for composure (85), vision (82) and positioning (86), but he’s not exactly quick, having decent attributes in sprint speed (74) but poor acceleration (67).

Defensively, Van de Beek is generally good, with decent interceptions (73), defensive awareness (72), standing tackle (74) and strength (76), he also has an extremely high stamina rating of 92.

The midfielder has a potential rating of 87 out of 100 on FIFA 20, which means he has the potential to become better than Bruno Fernandes and as good as Paul Pogba according to the game, also matching players like Bernardo Silva (87), Angel Di Maria (87), Marco Verratti (87), Paulo Dybala (87) and Christian Eriksen (87).

FIFA 20 suggests that United are getting a very talented young midfielder in Donny van de Beek, with the Dutch playmaker set to become their third-best midfielder on his arrival at Old Trafford, with the potential to become one of the very best in the world in his position. In short, FIFA 20 suggests that Van de Beek is a great signing, in the short-term and long-term.

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