When the news came through that Manchester United signed Donny van de Beek from Ajax last summer, you couldn’t help but feel excited. His terrific displays for Ajax over the years made Van De Beek one of the most promising midfielders in European football, but fast forward to present day and the Dutchman finds himself out of favour at Old Trafford. Rumours are circulating that he could be on his way out of club, so we take a look at whether or not Van De Beek still has a future at Manchester United.
Few, if any, could have foreseen Van De Beek having such little impact at Old Trafford. When he arrived from Ajax you expected the Dutchman to be one of the first names on the team sheet for Solskjaer.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what has gone wrong for Van De Beek. Injuries haven’t helped matters nor has a lack of game time, but I feel his confidence has been the hardest hit and has been the biggest issue surrounding the Dutchman since he arrived. The midfielder we had seen dominate the Ajax midfield has been a shadow of his former self at United and despite that I still feel Van De Beek has a bright future at Old Trafford.
At Ajax he made himself one of the finest midfielders in European football and, if he can get a consistent run of games in the first team, then I feel he can be a success here.
We have already seen in glimpses the quality he has its just a case of him getting more game time and in doing so he will gain more confidence and then we will finally get to see the very best of the Dutchman.
To get rid of Van De Beek after only eight months would be silly in my opinion and would be a decision which Solskjaer and United would regret.
At just 23-years of age, Van De Beek still has his best footballing days ahead of him and if he can get a consistent run of games together and boost his confidence then there is no reason why he cannot go on and fulfil his footballing potential here at Old Trafford.