According to the report reaching us, Manchester United midfielder ‘Donny van de Beek’ is ready to quit the Red Devils again in January after his Old Trafford career reached a new low in the Champions League triumph against Villarreal.
When manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to send on Jesse Lingard and Fred in the 89th minute, Van de Beek was consoled by fellow replacements Eric Bailly and Dean Henderson.
The enraged Dutchman hurled his chewing gum into the technical area, but Solskjaer’s move paid off as Lingard assisted Cristiano Ronaldo’s late goal to give United a 2-1 victory. Van van Beek was interested in a loan transfer to Everton, but United vetoed it on deadline day. This season, he has only started two games.
His agent, Guido Albers, stated that Ronaldo’s comeback was “terrible news” for his client, and he made it plain that Van de Beek wanted to go.
‘There was interest from Italy, Germany, England,’ said Albers last month. ‘But you need the co-operation of the club. Everybody who knows Donny knows he loves the game and wants to be on the pitch every week.’
Van de Beek is desperate to regain his Holland place ahead of next year’s World Cup, having been left out of the squad for this month’s qualifiers.
Solskjaer insists Van de Beek has a future at United, but the club could look to recoup some funds to sign a new defensive midfielder after spending £135.6m on Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.