Donny Van de Beek has often been anonymous when he’s played for the club and he’s now becoming anonymous away from the pitch. The new campaign started six weeks ago and Van de Beek has played just 19 minutes.
- Advertisement -
Van de Beek thought his move to Old Trafford was a dream in the summer of 2020 but it has clearly turned into a relentless nightmare he can’t escape.
Manchester United signed Donny Van de Beek for £35million two years ago, which seemed like remarkable value. Donny has hardly played during his time at United and that transfer fee now seems like a waste.
Old Trafford has become a graveyard for new signings over the last decade and Van de Beek’s name deserves to be added to the club’s extensive catalog of recruitment mistakes.
- Advertisement -
Van de Beek Struggles to impress different coaches :
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed Van de Beek but could not manage his playing time. Most of his time, he spent time on the bench. Ole was blamed for not giving Donny the deserved chance.
But he has not impressed even the likes of Michael Carrick, Ralf Rangnick, or Erik ten Hag. Ten Hag’s appointment was supposed to be good news for Beek. But even Ten Hag is not impressed by the work put up by Donny.
“Yes, of course,” Ten Hag said in May when asked whether he was looking forward to reuniting with him. “We had a fantastic squad in that time at Ajax. I had a good relationship with him. I am looking forward to meeting him again on the pitch.
Former United boss Louis van Gaal has consistently omitted Donny Van de Beek from his plans during his time as the Netherlands’ manager and he has always maintained in his press conference that the 25-year-old needs to regularly play to make his squad.
It will take a miracle for him to make the Netherlands’ squad for the World Cup, and he will be aware of that. His time at United has deeply damaged his national team prospects, and there is very little hope of him being a regular, even under Ten Hag.