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Donny Van de Beek gives honest take on Everton loan move after struggles at Man United
- Van de Beek expressed his happiness at joining Everton and the warm welcome from the club and fans
- The Dutchman has had a nightmare spell at Manchester United since signing for the Red Devils in 2020
- He joined Everton on loan until the end of the season and could make his debut in the Premier League against Newcastle United next week
Donny Van de Beek has made his feelings clear on his loan move to Everton, two days after sealing a deadline day move from Manchester United.
The Dutchman seems much happier with the Toffees, and recently thanked the Merseyside club for the “warm welcome”.
The 24-year old has already embarked on two training sessions with Everton and could make his debut in the Premier League against Newcastle as he is currently cup-tied and cannot play in the FA Cup for the Toffies.
While sharing snippets of his training session on Twitter, Van de Beek wrote:
"Great second session as a Blue (using the blue emoji), Thank you for making me feel so welcome."
Van de Beek has actually been on the radar of Everton for a while, and the club has been interested in him since last summer, but Manchester United were not interested in a deal at the time.
Based on his contract details of the loan move, United seem to have hope on utilizing the Dutchman in future as there is no option for Everton to acquire Van de Beek permanently after the six-month period.
Hope for Van de Beek
Once he secured the move to Everton, it was clear Van de Beek was excited by the new prospects ahead of him.
"Now I can say I am an Everton player, I am really happy and can’t wait to help the team," Van de Beek told evertontv.
"I think it is a great club… there are really good players here and I came because I want to help them go up the table.
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"I hope to bring my football qualities, my passing, and, of course, scoring goals. It is a big part of my game to score and give assists and I will try to do that again.
Van der Sar’s subtle dig at United
Another person who seemed disappointed by the way Van de Beek’s spell at United went was Ajax CEO Edwin Van der Sar.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper, who won four Premier League titles at Old Trafford, took to Twitter to wish his fellow Dutchman luck as he described Everton as the “other club in the North-West”.
In total, Van de Beek has started just four Premier League games in his 18 months at Manchester United, and things have not improved under new boss Ralf Rangnick.