Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live on September 10th 2020, Ole explained why the Netherlands international is a perfect fit for the culture he’s trying to nurture at Old Trafford.
“When we signed Bruno Fernandes, we knew we needed that kind of player, now we’ve signed Donny and he’s a type of player I felt we needed in the squad,” Ole said.
“He’s the type of person that will fit the culture, fit the team and will improve us next season and for years to come.
“Donny is a versatile player; a very intelligent, clever player. He’s got loads of energy, enthusiasm, [he’s] developing all the time.
“He scores goals and we need to add goals from midfield. Our forwards scored quite a few goals last season, Bruno came in and scored goals but we need goals throughout the squad because we didn’t score enough to be challenging at the top.
“He’ll add his creativity, his reading of the game, his understanding of the game. He can see space and arrive at the right time. The timing of his movement is fantastic.”
Our new no.34 has been on Solskjaer’s radar for a while, having netted his first senior goal against the boss’s old club Molde in the Europa League five years ago.
“I’ve actually followed Donny!” added the boss. “His first goal, he scored against me, against Molde in the Europa League in 2015. We drew one each at the Amsterdam ArenA and he scored a fantastic header. He was brave!