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Footballing legend suggests Man United star should leave

Dutch footballing legend Ronald de Boer is the latest big name to speak out on Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek’s lack of playing time at Old Trafford.

Van de Beek, 23, joined United during last year’s summer transfer window in a deal worth £39m, as per Sky Sports.

However, despite the initial excitement surrounding the midfielder’s arrival, van de Beek has seen his first-team minutes limited.

The 23-year-old versatile midfielder has started just two Premier League matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and de Boer feels that is no where near enough.

There were previous concerns surrounding van de Beek’s lack of game-time which de Boer’s twin-brother Frank publicly criticised last year.

However, the latest big name to come out and question van de Beek’s situation is former Ajax star and other de Boer brother, Ronald.

Speaking to Dutch outlet AD (as quoted by Sports Witness) de Boer is concerned van de Beek may miss out on this year’s Euros.

“The European Championship is coming,” de Boer said. “He [van de Beek] will undoubtedly want to be there.”

“Maybe it would be good for him to discuss with the club exactly what they want with him. If the view on playing time does not improve, he may have to declare that he should be rented [loaned] or even sold.

“You have to be lucky every now and then.

“Of course it doesn’t look great now, but with a great performance it can suddenly change completely.

“We also don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes. Perhaps they have made certain agreements with his transfer, they will get him ready for next year this season. That always remains a bit of a guess.”

De Boer later went on to suggest that England’s top-flight football may not be a good fit for van de Beek, he said: “I think his playing style is better suited to the Spanish league than to the English.



“In the Premier League it is often run and fly, in Spain more combination football is played.

“Donny is physically fine. But he comes into his own better in the Ajax game.”

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4 responses to “Footballing legend suggests Man United star should leave”

  1. Stephen John Kershaw says:

    Thought Donny coming on for 5 minutes against city was insulting to the lad,he has talent and skill unlike some midfielders we have.No doubt OLE will pick him against WATFORD, and then have his faves back for BURNLEY,you know the ones,Lindelof,Fred,Shaw, Donny must have a happy” bank account because his treatment has been awfull by OLE and Co !

    • Matt Smyth says:

      Nothing compared to how Ingalo has been treated the guy gave up playing regular first team football ever week to fulfil his boyhood dream made a good impact then was cast aside he deserves much better

  2. Matt Smyth says:

    Love how everyone else is suddenly jumping on the Van Der Beek should be getting more playing time thing . Yea his time has been limited on the field but that’s down to the fact that Fernandes, Mc Tominey, Fred ect are working well together and results have improved. I honestly think he is more a long term replacement for when Pogba goes in the summer