Donny van de Beek has no intention of leaving Manchester United this summer and is ‘determined’ to get into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
The Dutchman arrived from Ajax as a backup option in midfield. Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba are undisputed starters so unless United wanted to play without a defensive midfielder, it was clear that Van de Beek would have to get acquainted with the bench.
Chances were scarce in Manchester and the midfielder ended up getting less than 1500 minutes of action throughout last season. And he did not exactly make the best of his outings with just three goal contributions and inconsistent performances.
In fact, by January of this year, there were rumours of a potential departure for the Netherlands international. But the former Ajax man ultimately stayed put and decided to fight for his place.
And that is exactly the attitude he still holds according to the Telegraph. The versatile midfielder dismissed any ideas of an Old Trafford exit and is keen on earning his way into Solskjaer’s starting XI. The playmaker is said to be hoping for the gaffer to experiment with a midfield setup where he could fit in.
Furthermore, Van de Beek is working very hard on improving his physicality – something a player cannot survive without in English football.
The 24-year-old is certainly confident and that is a great mentality to have. It is quite brave to decide you want to compete against the likes of Pogba and Fernandes – two of the best midfielders in the Premier League.
Although it could turn out to be a decision that may end up stagnating his career for another year. When it comes to football, things are never certain.