Donny van de Beek's stats prove he'd form a deadly trio with Pogba and Fernandes at Man United

Van de Beek has been linked with Man Utd

It’s been a quiet summer at Old Trafford. 

Manchester United are yet to make any signings in the transfer window, which is open until October 5.  

On a positive note, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Brandon Williams and Dean Henderson have all signed new contracts.

Things could be about to get a whole lot more exciting too. 

According to reports, United are in pole position to sign Donny van de Beek. 

The Ajax midfielder is rated as one of the best in Europe and is expected to cost around £45 million. 

To get the deal done, the club will have to beat Barcelona and Real Madrid to the Dutchman’s signature. 

Man United are in for an Ajax star

It’s a tough ask, but if Ed Woodward can get the deal over the line, he’ll be getting a very exciting player.

One, who judging by his stats from the 2019/20 season, could form a fantastic midfield trio with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. 

Let’s check out Van de Beek’s numbers below, compared to Man United’s current crop of midfielders. (All stats have been compiled by Planet Football.)

Goals:
Donny van de Beek – 8
Bruno Fernandes – 8
Scott McTominay – 4
Paul Pogba – 1
Andreas Pereira – 1
Nemanja Matic – 0
Fred – 0 

Van de Beek is a goalscorer

Assists:
Bruno Fernandes – 7
Donny van de Beek – 5
Paul Pogba – 3
Andreas Pereira – 3
Nemanja Matic – 2
Scott McTominay – 1
Fred – 0

Minutes per goal or assist:
Bruno Fernandes – 81.5
Donny van de Beek – 147.4
Paul Pogba – 301.3
Scott McTominay – 354.4
Andreas Pereira – 372.5
Nemanja Matic – 806.5
Fred – N/A

Fernandes tops most charts

Chances created per 90 minutes:
Bruno Fernandes – 2.3
Paul Pogba – 2.2
Donny van de Beek – 1.9
Andreas Pereira – 1.9
Fred – 1.5
Nemanja Matic – 0.9
Scott McTominay – 0.8

Successful dribblers per 90 minutes (success rate):
Paul Pogba – 2.0 (71.4%)
Fred – 1.7 (77.3%)
Nemanja Matic – 1.1 (78.6%)
Bruno Fernandes – 1.1 (68.75%)
Andreas Pereira – 1.1 (57.9%)
Donny van de Beek – 1.0 (62.5%) 

Pogba loves to dribble

Passing accuracy:
Fred – 87.5%
Nemanja Matic – 87%
Paul Pogba – 85.5%
Donny van de Beek – 82.2%
Scott McTominay – 80.9%
Andreas Pereira – 78.3%
Bruno Fernandes – 75.7%

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate):
Nemanja Matic – 2.6 (66.7%)
Fred – 2.5 (44.6%)
Donny van de Beek – 2.2 (75.9%)
Scott McTominay – 2.2 (75.9%)
Bruno Fernandes – 1.7 (41.5%)
Andreas Pereira – 1.5 (45.5%)
Paul Pogba – 1.5 (71.4%)

Van de Beek can defend too

Interceptions per 90 minutes:
Fred – 1.6
Scott McTominay – 1.6
Nemanja Matic – 1.3
Donny van de Beek – 0.8
Bruno Fernandes – 0.8
Paul Pogba – 0.5
Andres Pereira – 0.4 

Fred tops one chart

As you can see, Van de Beek’s numbers are very impressive. He matches Fernandes – United’s best midfielder – for goals and has just two fewer assists. 

The Dutchman also boasts a good ‘minutes per goal or assist ratio’ and his stats prove he can do the defensive side of the game well. 

Just by looking at the numbers, we can see that Van de Beek would walk straight into Man United’s starting XI and could form a scary trio with Pogba and Fernandes.  

Van de Beek would form a solid trio with Pogba and Fernandes

Should Woodward get his man, it’s fair to say Ole Gunner Solskjaer could create the most exciting midfield in the Premier League next season. 

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