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Sport Van de Beek should have weighed options before joining Man Utd - Van Basten

08:15  26 october  2020
08:15  26 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Donny van de Beek has been a bit-part player since joining Man Utd from Ajax and needs to be handed a more prominent role. If Solskjaer won't play Van de Beek in one of those roles then his options really are limited, given the importance of Bruno Fernandes to United .

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(Reuters) - Former Netherlands forward Marco van Basten believes Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek's lack of game time is bad for his rhythm and the 23-year-old should have joined a club where he can play more regularly.

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United signed Van de Beek from Ajax Amsterdam on a five-year contract in the close season with British media reporting that they paid the Dutch side an initial fee of 35 million pounds ($45.59 million).

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Former Holland and Ajax coach Danny Blind says Donny van de Beek should be starting for Manchester United . The former Ajax star didn't get on the pitch for yesterday's 0-0 draw with Chelsea. Blind says he cannot understand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision to exclude Van de Beek .

But the Dutch international has made only four substitute appearances in the Premier League and was not used in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Saturday.

"Donny shouldn't have gone to United. When you're a good player you want to play every week," British media quoted Van Basten as telling Dutch TV channel Ziggo Sport.

"It's really bad for a player like Donny to play six or seven games this year. That's shocking for your rhythm.

"I know he's earning loads more than he used to. But as a top player you have to be critical and look at the chances of playing when you sign for a new club. Donny should have waited for better prospects and signed for another club."

Former United defender Patrice Evra said after the Chelsea game that United did not need Van de Beek.

"That's the truth," the Frenchman told Sky Sports. "Nothing against the kid, but why have we bought him? He's watching from the stand every game."

Evra's former team mate Gary Neville added that he was baffled by Van de Beek's lack of matches.

"He must be thinking, 'what am I doing here?'," Neville said.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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