Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards has praised Manchester United for the signing of Donny van de Beek from Ajax this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side bolstered their midfield with the capture of the highly rated Netherlands international, paying £35m for his services.
That gives United a plethora of options ahead of the new Premier League season, with their midfield ranks already boasting the impressive duo of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.
Richards was particularly impressed with the speed in which United operated, with the Reds avoiding a saga and getting a deal over the line quickly.
“My research tells me that since 2018 he has won a huge number of penalties, so teams coming up against Manchester United will be worried and I suspect Bruno Fernandes, who takes their spot kicks, will be absolutely buzzing,” Richards told the Mail.
” Van de Beek is a wonderful player. He has so much skill and is very comfortable on the ball.
“I’ve got to give United a lot of credit for how they did that deal to bring him in from Ajax. There was hardly any whisper of it and then — Bam, there he is at Old Trafford! It looks like an excellent piece of business.”