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Manchester United: Louis van Gaal tracking talented Dutch teen

Manchester United are eyeing a move for Ajax youngster Donny van de Beek, and are reportedly diverting more of their scouting resources to the teenager.

According to the Sunday People [via the Mirror], Louis van Gaal has heard good reports about the 18-year-old midfielder, and is tracking the teenager’s progress.

The Dutch U-19 international currently has four and a half years left on his contract with Ajax Amsterdam, but his immense promise has made him a target for sides in Italy and Spain, as well as United.

Van de Beek featured for the Netherlands youth side at the European U-17 Championship in 2014, helping the Dutch reach the final before they were defeated by an England side containing Chelsea youngster Dominic Solanke and Liverpool defender Joe Gomez.

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Van Gaal has had mixed success in the transfer market so far during his time at United, with successes such as Anthony Martial and Morgan Schneiderlin coming in contrast to the likes of Radamel Falcao, Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria.