Ian Wright explains why Man Utd star would’ve been better off joining Arsenal

Donny van de Beek would’ve been better of joining Arsenal this summer than Manchester United, according to Gunners legend Ian Wright.

The Netherlands midfielder joined United from Ajax earlier this month for a fee of £40million, penning a five-year contract at Old Trafford.

Van de Beek’s arrival has significantly strengthened United’s options in the heart of their midfield, which also boasts France and Portugal internationals Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.

Wright, however, believes the 24-year-old is by no means guaranteed a regular place in the starting XI.

“Donny van de Beek, he’s someone that I wish someone more like Arsenal could have taken,” the former Gunners hitman said on The Kelly & Wrighty Show.

Donny van de Beek swapped Ajax for Manchester United earlier this month
(Image: REUTERS)

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“When you look at Pogba, what he’s doing, and you look at Bruno Fernandes – that is Donny van de Beek’s position.

“So people are thinking they’re going to see Van de Beek [sitting] with Pogba and Fernandes, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.

“Because as much as he can play there, that’s not his preferred position to play.

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