Donny van de Beef! Manchester United 'trying to bulk up midfielder

Donny van de Beef! Manchester United ‘trying to bulk up midfielder by putting him on the same training programme as Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes’

  • Manchester United are trying to bulk up new midfielder Donny van de Beek 
  • They want him to put on muscle to cope with the physical demands of the league
  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes were put on similar programmes  

Manchester United are trying to ‘beef up’ summer signing Donny van de Beek, according to reports.

The Sun report that the club have been impressed with the £40million midfielder’s fitness since he arrived from Ajax but would like him to add a bit of muscle so he can cope with the physicality of the Premier League.

United have put their players on similar programmes in the past including Portuguese duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes – who joined in the club in January. 

Manchester United are reportedly  trying to ‘beef up’ summer signing Donny van de Beek

Cristiano Ronaldo famously bulked up during his time at United and has kept up his strength

The club also put Bruno Fernandes on a conditioning programme when he arrived in January

The report claims their plan for Van de Beek is to put muscle on in the right areas which will mean heavy weights and resistance work such as pull-ups and chest presses.

His team-mate Jesse Lingard put 3lb of muscle during lockdown by doing the same exercises.

The Dutch international is said to be one of the best trainers at the club and had an impressive start to life at Old Trafford with a goal on his debut. 

The Dutch international is still waiting for his first Premier League start since joining the club 

However, he is yet to get his first start in the Premier League and has been limited to appearances off the bench.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted earlier this month that the 23-year-old will get more opportunities and is vital to the club’s plans going forward.

‘We know how many games we’re going to play and he’s going to be vital,’ said the United boss.

‘He’s proved in every game he’s been a part of that he’s got high quality, he’s such a clever mover, he plays the game simply but effectively, with high quality. He’s knocking on the door.’ 




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