Donny van de Beek Says He Will Leave Man United if One Condition is Not Met

Donny van de Beek Says He Will Leave Man United if One Condition is Not Met

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Donny Van de Beek has hinted at leaving Manchester United in January
  • The Dutch star has failed to settle under Erik ten Hag
  • He has made just one appearance for United this season

Donny van de Beek appears to have given his manager Erik ten Hag, an ultimatum owing to a lack of playing time.

The Dutch star signed for Manchester United from Ajax in August 2020 but has failed to establish his place in the squad despite playing under three different managers during that time.

Van de Beek, 26, has been restricted to the bench and at times has been omitted from the squad altogether by the manager, and has featured for just 21 minutes this campaign.

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Donny van de Beek arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester United at Goodison Park on November 26, 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt.
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His appearance did not even come in the league, as the cameo was against Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup.

Frustrated by how his career is going, the midfielder is now angling towards moving away from Old Trafford in January.

“The time comes when a decision has to be made. I have to start playing games very soon, if it’s not possible at United, then I will go to another club”, Van de Beek told Diario AS, as quoted on Sky Sports.
“I think this is a healthy ambition. I make a good living at United, but money has never been my motivation.

The out-of-favour midfielder also revealed he was close to joining Spanish side Real Sociedad in the summer.

He added: “I was close to going to Real Sociedad, but at the last minute, the clubs could not reach an agreement.”

Van de Beek was an unused substitute in United’s latest game, a 3-0 win over an embattled Everton side.

According to Transfermarkt, he has not been in Ten Hag’s starting XI across all competitions this season.

Confirmed Man United squad for Galatasaray clash

Sports Brief also reported on the confirmed Manchester United squad to play against Galatasaray.

Ten Hag has named a strong 22-man squad for their fifth round of the Group A fixtures, with youngsters Dan Gore and Joe Hugill making the team.

The Red Devils need nothing short of a victory in the tie to increase their chance of qualifying for the knockout phase of the European competition.

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