Donny van de Beek exchanged explosive moments in his career for bleak days on the bench when choosing MU as a destination. After two months since joining the Old Trafford team, Van de Beek is soon becoming MU’s heir.
At that time, the British press continuously analyzed the Dutch midfielder who would bring solutions in midfield to MU. Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba will be relieved of the pressure or have to work harder to compete with Van de Beek.
Now Van de Beek’s situation at MU can be wrapped up in 59 minutes, the time this midfielder plays in the Premier League. These 59 minutes came after four games, all from the bench.
In the opening match against Crystal Palace, Van de Beek kicked 23 minutes and got a goal. However, this strike was in the midst of MU’s unforgettable defeat.
To a 3-2 victory over Brighton, Van de Beek played one minute. In the 1-6 defeat to Tottenham, Van de Beek kicked 22 minutes. The last match Van de Beek played for MU in the Premier League was a 4-1 victory over Newcastle. This time, he played for 14 minutes.
In the Champions League, MU held his head high with the victory over PSG in France, but Van de Beek only kicked 2 minutes. The only arena where the midfielder played in 1997 was the Carabao Cup, where he played against Luton and Brighton.
The arrival of Edinson Cavani on the final day of the transfer window indirectly limits Van de Beek’s ability to play. Coach Ole Solskjaer certainly cannot launch Cavani, Rashford, Martial or Greenwood at the same time.
One of these names will have to be on the bench and be given priority to hit the pitch later, directly limiting Van de Beek’s chances. In the midfield game, Van de Beek also outperformed Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba or Scott McTominay, Fred.
After seeing Van de Beek imprisoned on the bench at MU, legendary Marco van Basten did not regret criticizing the midfielder.
He said: “Van de Beek should not have joined Manchester United. When you are a good player you have to play every week. A player like Van de Beek playing 6-7 games this year is terrible. It makes it worse. The pace of competition has been slowed down “.