But they have failed to acquire the 23-year-old midfielder's abilities. United used to sign young players and I think they are a great choice, much better than Real Madrid, which would have been a disaster.
Defender Rojo wants to return to his loan club Estudiantes, but again, United have been unable to find a deal for him and are reportedly demanding £12 million for a player if he is to leave permanently.
The Netherlands worldwide became the first signing of the summer transfer window at Old Trafford last week following the creative midfielder's £40m move to Manchester United from Ajax.
Manchester United have won 13 Premier League titles in their traditional red shirts and white shorts and their away strip is a charcoal grey kit but this season they will be sporting a new third kit in occasional games where there is a colour clash. He can play deeper in midfield and alternate with Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Fred.
Gary Neville hits out Manchester United's 'desperate' transfer strategy
The MEN state that David Brooks of Bournemouth has been "under consideration by United" for more than a year, but deemed him too expensive last season with the Championship side then valuing him at £50m.
Dortmund were believed to be holding out for a €120 million (£108m/$142m) fee for the 20-year-old, who has emerged as one of Europe's top attackers.
Merson then questioned the club's transfer policy and wondered if the signing of Van De Beek was just a random decision with no scouting done at all. You play for the fans and the fans will get behind you.
The Ajax fans serenaded van de Beek following Holland's defeat to Italy on Monday night.
"So, for me, it's four or five players as a minimum that they needed". "For me they need another center back", he added.