Donny van de Beek has been growing frustrated with his chances at Manchester United and The Daily Mail suggests that the midfielder will be pushing for an exit once again when the transfer window opens in January.
Life has not been easy for the Dutchman who joined the Red Devils in 2020. Although he made 36 appearances, hardly a few lasted more than 20 minutes as he was mostly used as a substitute and it appears his fate is not changing anytime soon.
Hoping to put that season behind him, de Beek was expecting a fresh start with the hope of featuring more on the pitch but it now looks very bleak. The attacking midfielder had mentioned earlier in an interview that he can also play as a defensive midfielder but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is strongly set on his pairing of Fred and Scott McTominay.
Donny van de Beek Pushing For From Exit Manchester United in January
Exit Intensifies for de Beek After Villarreal Clash
Despite having an incredible squad, Manchester United have struggled in the past few fixtures. Prior to the Villarreal clash, they had lost three out of their four meetings of which one also resulted in a third round exit in the Carabao Cup. Wednesday night’s Champions League fixture was a crucial one for the team as well as the manager.
Villarreal missed plenty of chances in the first half and David De Gea’s heroics kept the ship afloat for the English club. The visitors took the lead in the second half and soon enough, Manchester United equalised from Alex Telles’ volley.
It wasn’t until added on time time that a winner was declared. In the last minute of stoppage time, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goal to give them the crucial three points in the group.
And it was here that we were able to witness Donny van de Beek’s frustration. The 24-year-old midfielder showed his anger on the bench as Solskjaer introduced the two midfielders onto the pitch. He was seen to be consoled by his teammates Dean Henderson and Eric Bailly before throwing his chewing gum into the area where the manager and his assistant stood.
Summer Move Blocked by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
After the disappointing 2020/21 season, de Beek was interested in an exit and his agent was trying to negotiate a move away from Old Trafford. Everton had approached with a loan interest during the final days of the transfer window, however, Solskjaer blocked his move as he insisted that the player still has a huge role to play this season.
Although the decision made by Solskjaer proved to be crucial in the win, it does not justify the omission of de Beek. This season, he has only had two starts, one in the Carabao Cup exit against West Ham United, and the other in the Champions League defeat against BSC Young Boys where he was substituted at half-time.
And if there are no improvements in the scenario an exit in January is looking highly probable for de Beek as his lack of football is costing his national spot. The midfielder was left out of the provisional squad for October’s friendlies against Latvia and Gibraltar and if his club football doesn’t improve he could miss out the chance to get back into his national side for the 2022 World Cup.
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