Rafael Van der Vaart has claimed that Frenkie de Jong will perform well at Manchester United because United and the Netherlands team have the same playing philosophy.
Man United have been strongly linked with the Barcelona midfielder, with several reports claiming this week that the former Ajax star finds his move to Old Trafford appealing.
A few reports have claimed that the 26-year-old has agreed to join Manchester United but the only obstacle blocking the move is Barcelona’s valuation of the midfielder.
Should that be cleared off, United could be yet again tied to a player, just like Paul Pogba, who only plays at their best in their national teams.
While this could become a potential future issue at Old Trafford, Rafael Van der Vaart has claimed he believes his compatriot will thrive at United, insisting that Manchester United currently lack the kind of player he is.
“I will explain to you why Frenkie is so good at the National Team, because he’s the ONLY midfielder with these type of qualities here and he does what he wants,” Van der Vaart said. “At Barça there is Pedri.. Gavi.. Busquets.. and so on. All of a sudden he starts adjusting again.
“At Manchester United it will be just like at the National Team, being the only one with his type of qualities. I would move to Manchester United if I was him, just do it!
“The Premier League is a heaven for midfielders. Everyone says ‘it’s quick!’ but it only looks like a fast paced game because players lose the ball a lot there. Just look at Bergkamp, you can enjoy yourself there. I enjoyed myself there too.”