By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline
Published: 08:44 BST, 7 September 2020 | Updated: 08:44 BST, 7 September 2020
Donny van de Beek's youth team coach at Ajax insists his former protege moving to Real Madrid this summer would have been a 'disaster'.
The 23-year-old, who rose to prominence in the Ajax side which reached the 2019 Champions League semi-finals, completed a £40million move to Manchester United last week.
However, the Holland international was also closely linked with a move to the Bernabeu - with a deal reportedly agreed before the coronavirus pandemic - but van de Beek's youth coach Ruben Jongkind believes the move to United was the right decision.
Donny van de Beek completed a £40m move from Ajax to Manchester United last week