Manchester United coaches ‘keep their concerns’ over one of Solskjaer’s key signings
According to reports, Donny van de Beek has not convinced the Manchester United coaching staff that he is capable of playing in the Premier League.
The Dutch international has struggled to become a regular in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side since joining from Ajax in the summer of 2020.
As a big-money signing, Van de Beek was expected to turn the Red Devils’ engine room, but he started just four Premier League games last season.
Solskjaer preferred Fred, Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba to play with Van de Beek, who has played just five minutes in the league this season.
He’s started one League Cup and one Champions League game for Manchester United this season but that hasn’t been enough to convince the Dutchman to stay.
Van de Beek has already been linked with a January move from the club With Everton looking to reignite their interest in him after Solskjaer refused to let him leave on loan.
And the athlete Solskjaer claims he is still confident the midfielder can “succeed” at Manchester United despite the concerns of other coaches.
United’s ultimate problem remains in the midfield, with coaches keeping concerns over the suitability of Van de Beek’s £35m deal to tackle Premier League football’s faltering. The club’s senior figures, including Solskjaer, still believe he can succeed despite only four league appearances so far and only one five-minute appearance on the Premier League bench so far this season.
It must be remembered that Van de Beek was previously pursued by Real Madrid when he was still an Ajax player, while former United boss Mourinho was confident and eager to sign the Dutchman in the summer of 2020, Tottenham failed to get out. Fellow midfielder Tanguy Ndombele to fund the transfer.
Meanwhile, Ian Wright recently described Van de Beek’s decision to join Manchester United as “puzzling” and insisted the signing was the “wrong” for both parties.
Wright said Optus SportThe way Ajax plays with its possession of football, the way he grew up in that Ajax academy that knows how to take steps from a team that is able to keep the ball constantly, is completely different from the way Man United play.
“It’s baffling to me that he went to Man United. It’s not like they’re going to change the way they play in order for Donny van de Beek to play. The signing was wrong.
“At this point, I haven’t seen him play more than three games on the rotation for Man United, things have gone wrong. He has to get out of there because he won’t work with him at Man United.
“He won’t get the chance to play, and he’s someone who should play because he’s a great player.”