Donny van de Beek is hoping for a January exit from Old Trafford after struggling with a lack of game-time under Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer.
According to Daily Mail, Donny van de Beek is pushing for an exit from Manchester United in the upcoming January transfer window. The midfielder has been left frustrated by the lack of game-time offered to him by Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer and is ready to renew his efforts of finding a new club in the coming future.
The former Ajax playmaker was linked with a summer switch to Everton, but a late move was blocked by Solskjaer. The Norwegian tactician had cited lack of depth as the main reason behind his decision to block the player’s move to Goodison Park, at the time.
Van de Beek’s agent himself had also revealed that his client was offered the prospect of a bigger role in Manchester United’s first-team next season, one that wouldn’t just be restricted to cup games and late substitute appearances.
But almost two months into the new season, the Dutchman has struggled with exactly that. The midfielder has featured in just three matches in all competitions, one each in the Premier League, Carabao Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
Only two of them were starts, including the Carabao Cup fixture against West Ham. The other one surprisingly came in the Champions League fixture against BSC Young Boys, but the midfielder was subbed off at half-time. Unfortunately, Man United lost both the matches, which clearly impacted van de Beek’s image in the first team.
In a more recent incident, the young midfielder was overlooked in favour of Jesse Lingard and Fred, in the midweek game against Villarreal. It left the Dutchman even more frustrated as he was seen throwing a chewing game to the touchline where Solskjaer was standing.
The move has sparked mild controversy, and it seems van de Beek’s future at Manchester United could soon be sealed. Fortunately for the player, there appears to be no shortage of potential suitors, with Everton reportedly set to revisit their interest in the upcoming January transfer window.
Inter Milan, too, are in contention of signing the 24-year-old. The Nerazzurri have harboured a healthy record of welcoming ex-Man United players in recent years, which makes them a desirable destination for van de Beek as he looks to take the next step in his career.