Man Utd ‘beefing up’ Van de Beek like Ronaldo and Fernandes
Manchester United reportedly have Donny van de Beek on a rigorous strength programme to prepare him for the extra physicality of the Premier League.
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The Sun claim United are impressed by the Dutch midfielder’s ‘core fitness’ but want to ‘beef him up’.
There is no more detail than that, but the report usefully suggests that could mean heavy weight and resistance work ‘such as pull-ups and chest presses’…
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Bruno Fernandes and – first – Cristiano Ronaldo were put on similar regimes on arriving at Old Trafford.
Van de Beek has been compared to David Beckham due to his ‘fantastic’ attittude in training, so no doubt an Adama Traore-like shape will emerge from the tunnel on Saturday.
The 23-year-old is yet to make a Premier League start for United, despite scoring on his debut against Crystal Palace.
He also scored the only goal for the Netherlands on Wednesday as they drew 1-1 with Italy. He’s not the only one starting for his country but not his club.