Donny van de Beek ‘wants to quit Manchester United’ with £40m midfielder ‘set to hold talks with Ed Woodward’ after starting just two Premier League games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Donny van de Beek is ready to quit Manchester United after one season
- The midfielder joined the club from Ajax in a £40million deal last summer
- The Dutchman has started just two Premier League games for the club
- He is reportedly set to hold talks with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward
Donny van de Beek is reportedly ready to leave Manchester United after just one season due to a lack of game time since his £40million move from Ajax.
The midfielder was the Red Devils’ big-money signing last summer but he has failed to cement a regular place in the first-team with just two Premier League starts to his name.
According to the Daily Star, the frustrated Dutchman is set to hold talks with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward before the end of the season but wants to leave Old Trafford in order to kick-start his career.
Donny van de Beek is reportedly ready to quit Manchester United at the end of the season
The midfielder is said to be frustrated over his lack of game time since his £40million move
The 23-year-old has started just two Premier League games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Van de Beek has started 11 games in all competitions with the rest of his 15 appearances coming from the bench with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferring his alternative midfield options.
He has found himself behind Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Fred, with Bruno Fernandes holding down the regular spot in front of the two central players.
The 23-year-old is also said to be concerned his lack of playing time could affect his chances of making Holland’s squad for the Euros this summer.
The midfielder has been unavailable for the last three weeks after picking up a muscle injury at the end of February.
The Dutchman is concerned his lack of playing time could affect his place at the Euros
However, he is set to be in contention to make the squad for United’s Europa League last 16 second leg tie with AC Milan on Thursday.
There have been signs Van de Beek has become frustrated with his situation at Old Trafford.
The midfielder was substituted in the 73rd minute of United’s FA Cup game with West Ham, while the score was 0-0.
The Dutchman’s face dropped when he realised he was about to be withdrawn for Fernandes.
His reaction led BBC commentator and pundit Jermaine Jenas, who sympathised with his situation, to claim the midfielder was ‘playing with fear’ and without any rhythm.
He showed his disappointment when he was substituted in the FA Cup game with West Ham
‘That look on his face there I’ve just seen sums up unfortunately the way he’s playing at the moment with a bit of fear and a lack of rhythm,’ Jenas said, as Van de Beek was replaced by midfield star Fernandes.
‘I honestly don’t think it’s his fault. He’s out there being professional, doing everything he possibly can.
‘But when you don’t have that run of games in your system or belief that you can go out there and afford to make mistakes you don’t show the full version of who you are, and that creative streak which got him to the football club in the first place.’
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