Van Dijk has had his say on Manchester United bound van de Beek as they prepare to embark on a new rivalry. Both players are teammates from the international level.

Manchester United fought off a late bid from Tottenham to agree on a £40m deal with Ajax.

Donny van de Beek move to Manchester United is a “dream come true” for the Dutch star. To the Liverpool star, Virgil van Dijk has welcomed van de Beek’s switch from Ajax to the Premier League even though he is moving to Liverpool’s fiercest rivals.

Van de Beek’s dad, Andre, visited Manchester with the midfielder and says it is the “perfect moment” to join such a “beautiful club”.

He said, “this is a dream come true. Our local village is very proud”.

“It’s the perfect moment for him to make this step to such a beautiful club. But Ajax will always remain in our heart”.

“A lot of clubs were interested. But Donny took this decision himself”.

The 23-year-old van der Beek has joined up with Virgil van Dijk for the Holland squad. The Liverpool star claims it is great for their national side to have another player in the Premier League.

“If it happens, and it looks like it, then I give him that wholeheartedly”. Said Van Dijk.

“Great for him, great for Dutch football, for the Dutch national team and another great club for an Oranje player. The same goes for Nathan Ake who has gone to Manchester City”.