Donny van de Beek’s agent is furious with the treatment of his player by Manchester United since the Netherlands international joined the club from Ajax earlier this month.
Sjaak Swart, the player’s agent, sounds very impatient and speaking out this early is hardly going to please the club — or the supporters!
Although Manchester United have played just two Premier League games in the new season, Swart is disheartened with the peripheral role Van de Beek has played, nevertheless.
“A substitute, I don’t like it at all,” the agent has told VoetbalPrimeur, “I couldn’t do it myself, standing in with four minutes to play.”
Swart needs to take the back seat for a moment, especially as Van de Beek’s main representative. His client has just joined Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, and here he is, after signing off on a juicy agents fee (I’m sure), throwing his toys out of the pram.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the manager. This is vital information if Swart happens to be reading this. He makes the teams decisions and will decide to play Van de Beek more when the time is right.
I would start the Dutchman on Sunday against Spurs because Paul Pogba has been woeful since the season kicked off. The former Juventus star has only recovered from coronavirus, so he could do with the rest as well.
The more minutes Van de Beek gets the closer he will be to starting games. Moreover, he needs to familiarise himself with the English game and his teammates.
His presence on the pitch thus far has proved promising for the Red Devils.
The scorer in United’s opening day 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace, Van de Beek will be hoping he gets the nod tonight against Brighton in the League Cup.
“I have to say he did three more good things,” said Swart of his client’s contribution. “The penalty, where the winning goal came from, it came from him.
“Normally they should’ve lost 7-1. Brighton hit the post and bar five times. They have nice team, but that should not happen to Manchester United.|
I can’t disagree with any of the points Swart makes, but I think he is jumping the gun a bit and should relax. It’s no accident when a team hits the woodwork, they don’t count as goals and never have, so perhaps he should read up more about the rules of the game before taking on one of the biggest club’s in the world…
There’s really no need to panic or overreacted this early in his United career.