Donny van de Beek has struggled to settle in at Manchester United and according to reports he is ‘upset’ and ‘doesn’t want to do interviews anymore.’
The former Ajax midfielder, who scored against the likes of Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur during the Eredivisie outfit’s magical Champions League run in 2019, arrived in England with much hope before the start of the 2020/21 season.
However, the 23-year-old has failed to make a similar impact up until now, and has only started in two Premier League games – largely featuring in cup games for United.
As per Dutch publication SoccerNews, Van de Beek is ‘upset’ with a slow start to life in Manchester, and because of that he ‘doesn’t want to do interviews anymore.’
The decision to interact less with the media might just be to avoid continuous and tiring questions around his early woes at the Theatre of Dreams.
It’s better to do the talking on the pitch rather than creating more unrest with controversial comments anyway, as this is only Van de Beek’s first season and there’s a lot of time to fight for his place under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The situation isn’t the same for his fellow Ajax academy youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who has been informed by the manager to find a new club.
The right-back has not managed to consistently feature for the Red Devils, and as per the manager, the Dutchman is now at the stage where he ‘needs to go and play again.’
Fosu-Mensah’s contract expires at the end of the season, but United have left the door open for an Old Trafford exit this month amid interest from clubs in France and Germany.