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First picture of Donny van de Beek in Manchester United shirt with Dutchman to wear No34 squad number

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Donny van de Beek has shared an image of himself in Manchester United colours for the first time after sealing his move to Old Trafford.

The Netherlands international became Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing of the summer transfer window on Wednesday evening, signing a five-year deal with the option of a further year.

The 23-year-old has since changed his profile picture across his social media channels to an image of him smiling in a United top with a thumbs up.

Van de Beek will wear the no34 shirt at Old Trafford, a tribute to former Ajax team-mate Abdelhak Nouri, who collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrhythmia attack during a pre-season game in 2017.

Nouri’s career was cut short with van de Beek paying tribute to a teammate with whom he came through the Ajax ranks with.

Van de Beek said: “This is a special thing for me because my good friend Abdelhak Nouri… maybe you know the story.

“He had a heart attack and he’s a good friend of mine, and I’m really close with his family and his brother is one of my best friends, and I talk a lot with them. So I decided to take his old number on my shirt. I want to get good memories with this number.”

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