Manchester United look to sell first team star to raise funds for van de Beek

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Manchester United will sell this player to land Ajax star.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has embarked on an ambitious project at Old Trafford. The Norwegian has set out to rebuild Manchester United from its foundations and mould them into shape once more. Solskjaer wants to take the Red Devils back to where they belong, right at the pinnacle of English and European football.

For years now United have lingered in a limbo of mediocrity unable to escape the lingering void left behind by Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure. However, under Solskjaer’s leadership, a man who honed his footballing brain under Ferguson, there is hope that United’s time in the shadows will soon come to an end.

In order for Solskjaer to have a successful rebuild, the Norwegian needs to be ruthless. He needs to be utterly merciless and snip away the plethora of deadwood still holding the club back.

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Andreas Pereira has had an amicable Man United career. The tradition of seeing youth players from the academy break into the first team is an ancient one at Old Trafford. Pereira certainly caught the eye, but he never really took the fans’ breath away. His performances have been average and with the Belgian international now 24 years of age, he is clearly no longer a prodigy.

According to the Mirror via the Metro, Andreas Pereira could be a player who Solskjaer will snip away from the club in the summer transfer window. The report claims that United hope Andreas Pereira’s sale will be enough to raise funds for a key Red Devils target in Donny van de Beek.

The Ajax midfielder is younger than Pereira and already looks like twice the player. Capable of playing in the holding or offensive roles, Donny van de Beek is the perfect all-round player.

The Ajax star is prolific in front of goal and he was crucial in the Dutch side’s run to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season. Astute technically and with great stamina, Donny van de Beek is exactly the type of player Solskjaer needs in his squad.

Letting Andreas Pereira depart Old Trafford could be a worthy sacrifice in order to land the Dutch international.

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Should United sell Pereira in order to sign Donny van de Beek?