Dutch legend sends Van de Beek warning following his position at Manchester United

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In an interview with AD Dutch football legend Ronald de Boer warned out of favour Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek to consider moving away from Old Trafford if he cannot be guaranteed first team football.

Van de Beek joined United on August 30th 2020 from Ajax on a five-year deal worth a reported £35 million plus £5 million in add-ons.

Since his arrival at Old Trafford the 23-year-olds opportunities have been minimal with the midfielder only making 19 appearances so far scoring just a solitary goal.

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De Boer isn’t the only person who has suggested a move away might be what’s best for Van de Beek after an article on Sport Witness claimed that Dutch columnist Valentijn Driessenhas – who writes for De Telegraaf – reportedly suggested that Van De Beek should ‘pack his bags straight away’ if he is snubbed in Manchester United’s derby clash with Manchester City.

With Euro 2020 scheduled for this summer first team opportunities are vital for international players who will be hoping to book their place in their countries squad for the tournament.

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‘The European Championship is coming, he will undoubtedly want to be there,’ De Boer told AD.

‘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 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. ‘

United’s last three Premier League clashes have seen Van de Beek start on the bench and he hasn’t been in the starting eleven for Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s side since United’s 2-0 victory over Everton in the League Cup in December 2020.

United welcome Manchester City to Old Trafford on Wednesday for their League Cup semi-final clash in a game that according to Dutch media may be vital in determining the future of the Netherlands international.




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