June 8, 2023

The Dutch international, who came off the bench to play two minutes in United’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City in their Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday night, arrived at Old Trafford from Ajax in the summer for £35million.

But it’s been a frustrating season for Van de Beek, who’s started just two Premier League games for Man Utd.

Numerous figures in Dutch football have chipped in with their views on his current situation at Old Trafford and De Boer is the latest to air his view.

Speaking to AD (via Sport Witness), De Boer said: “The European Championship is coming, he will undoubtedly want to be there. Maybe it would be good for him to discuss with the club exactly what they want with him. If the view on playing time does not improve, he may have to declare that he should be rented or even sold.

“You have to be lucky every now and then. Of course it doesn’t look great now, but with a great performance it can suddenly change completely. We also don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.

“Perhaps they have made certain agreements with his transfer, they will get him ready for next year this season. That always remains a bit of a guess.”

De Boer added “I think his playing style is better suited to the Spanish league than to the English. In the Premier League it is often run and fly, in Spain more combination football is played. Donny is physically fine. But he comes into his own better in the Ajax game.”


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