Despite assurances from interim coach Ralf Rangnick that Donny van de Beek will get opportunities between now and the end of the season, the midfielder will continue to assess his options for a potential transfer away from Manchester United.
As I wrote in the latest Stretty Newsletter, one couldn’t blame Van de Beek for becoming frustrated at his situation at United, with Rangnick being the second manager to overlook him when it comes to team selections.
The German has told Van de Beek he would like to keep him at Old Trafford until at least the end of the season, but that could have a damning effect on his World Cup chances because the midfielder has already been cut by Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal.
United fans will know from Van Gaal’s time at the club that he is unlikely to select players for international duty if they are not starting games for their clubs.
According to ESPN, Van de Beek is prepared to stay at United, but he still has reservations about the prospect of increasing playing time after starting just one game under Rangnick thus far.
The report adds that the club will allow Van de Beek’s representatives to submit options in January, but any loan offer would have to cover his full wage until the end of the season and include a loan fee. Those are pretty straight forward instructions for any club that wants to take him this month.
Newcastle United are one of the clubs being linked with a move for the former Ajax man.
Though, it is understood that if United get a serious offer for Van de Beek, Rangnick will be given the final say on whether the midfielder stays or leaves.