Donny van de Beek has been advised to ‘pack his bags straightaway’ if he doesn’t feature in Manchester United’s match with rivals Man City.
The Holland international joined the Red Devils from Ajax in the summer window, with United splashing out £35million on the 23-year-old.
But it’s been a very frustrating season for Van de Beek, who had to wait ages to make his first Premier League start.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started the Dutchman in the EFL Cup against Everton on December 23, but his last minutes in the Premier League were three days earlier against Leeds.
Since then Van de Beek has not been handed any minutes over the Christmas period, and the press in Holland is very disappointed with Solskjaer’s handling of the former Ajax man.
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A report in De Telegraaf, via Sport Witness, advises Van de Beek to ‘pack his bags straightaway’ if he doesn’t feature for United against Man City.
There are fears that Van de Beek may be overlooked by the Netherlands national team for the postponed Euro 2020 tournament.
And that if the midfielder isn’t guaranteed regular game time at Manchester United then he should look to leave this January for the sake of his future.
Solskjaer has previously defended his decision to play Van de Beek sporadically, pointing out that the midfielder needs time to settle.
The United boss said: “When players come into a new league, a new team, it’s always going to be a time of [transition]. When Donny has played, he’s played really well.
“I think it says a lot about our depth of quality in the squad that we don’t have to use him every single game because we have other players as well.”
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