Van de Beek ‘feels loved’ at Man Utd and doesn’t want to leave – De Boer

Robin Bairner
Van de Beek ‘feels loved’ at Man Utd and doesn’t want to leave – De Boer

Donny van de Beek does not want to leave Manchester United, according to Ronald de Boer.

Netherlands international midfield Van de Beek was a high-profile £40 million arrival from Ajax in the summer but has failed to hold down a regular spot at Old Trafford.

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Rumours that he is discontent at Man Utd have begun to surface, although De Boer, who was himself a star with Ajax and the Dutch national team, has dismissed those out of hand.

“I spoke to Ajax and they said there’s no truth in it at all,” De Boer told talkSPORT 2. “Van de Beek didn’t ask to speak to them.

“He’s just focusing on his recovery on his ankle, and it’s not true that he asked Man Utd to leave.”

Donny van de Beek has found himself on the fringes at Man Utd since moving from Ajax

Donny van de Beek has found himself on the fringes at Man Utd since moving from Ajax

De Boer went on to explain that Van de Beek will, however, assess his options.

“His agent also told me that of course he’s not happy that he’s not playing,” De Boer added. “He’s only had two starts under Solskjaer and that’s not what he hoped for when he joined Man Utd.

“He’s not worried, of course he wants to play every game. But he’s not worried that he can’t succeed.

“He has to have a review after this year, asking where do I stand? Do I have a possibility to succeed here or not? Otherwise, I have to make a move.”Ronald De Boer

“Van de Beek has to have a review after this year, asking where do I stand? Do I have a possibility to succeed here or not? Otherwise, I have to make a move.

“We will see where he’s heading next year, maybe he stays at Man Utd or maybe another club is interesting for him.

“But he’s not panicking at all, he told his agent he’s so happy at Man Utd because the club is one of the best in terms of how they treat him, he feels loved.”

Van de Beek, who is presently out injured, scored on his Man Utd debut against Crystal Palace but has since failed to find the net in 26 total appearances.