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Manchester United midfielder urged to leave Red Devils

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has once again been urged to move away from Old Trafford.

The latest critic of the midfielder’s decision to join the Red Devils is former Netherlands international Marciano Vink, who when speaking to Voetbal Zone, has claimed van de Beek is ‘wasting away’ at Old Trafford.

Van de Beek, 24, joined United 12-months ago after making a £35.1m switch from Eredivise side Ajax.

Despite his transfer initially viewed as a shrewd piece of business by the club’s hierarchy, large selections of fans have been left bemused by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s obvious reluctance to play him.

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Having started just four Premier League matches since arriving last summer, van de Beek’s playing time has certainly been restricted and Vink believes the Netherlands international is now wasting his career by continuing to be a United player.

“He is wasting away at United,” Vink said. “Of course he has one of the best, currently number tens in Europe as a competitor. Bruno Fernandes is fantastic. If you see what he did against Leeds United last weekend… I think you get really small on the bench, you want to go home and kick in all the doors there.

“You’ve got Scott McTominay, you’ve got Paul Pogba… It just won’t work. You saw when he came in last season that he was a shadow of the player he was at Ajax. He walked with his soul under his arm.

“The balls he got were then just behind him, or not played well, and then you don’t get into your rhythm. It got worse by the week.”

Of course, it could just be a case of teammates Fernandes and Pogba being undroppable at the moment, as Vink rightly pointed out, however, fans will undoubtedly be hoping to see a lot more from van de Beek this season.

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