Man Utd new boy Donny van de Beek given hero's send-off by Ajax fans with flares and banners on Amsterdam streets

MANCHESTER UNITED'S new signing Donny van de Beek was given a hero's send off by raucous Ajax fans armed with flares.

The Dutchman was mobbed by supporters who surrounded him and bellowed his name on the streets of Amsterdam.

The Red Devils signed the 23-year-old for £39million last week.

And United legend – and now Ajax CEO – Edwin van der Sar bid a fond farewell to the midfielder in a personal letter to United fans.

Van de Beek is held in high regard in Holland.

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And Ajax supporters clearly feel the same as hundreds of them gathered to wish him well before he moves to England.

Footage shows Van de Beek stood outside his car as fans sang his name and held red flares aloft.

Despite the feel good factor surrounding the midfielder's signing, ex-United striker Dimitar Berbatov has issued a warning.

The Bulgarian reckons United's midfield may now be too crowded and they should focus on defensive reinforcements.

"It’s getting crowded in the midfield department but that’s a good thing because competition is always healthy.

"They will get the best out of each other.

"There is going to be Paul Pogba, him and Bruno Fernandes – that is exciting.

"The team is getting compact in a really nice way. Maybe they will surprise us with one or two more signings.

"I think in defence, a centre-back is something that they need to look for."

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