Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek will most likely be regretting the moment he decided to sign for the Red Devils and it’s very understandable. The Netherlands international star has rarely played for the club since joining from Dutch Eredivisie League side Ajax and there have been several talks regarding his future as a Red Devil as well. Since his transfer from Ajax to United months ago, he has found it hard to force his way into the starting XI despite playing under three different managers now (Olé Gunnar Solksjaer, Michael Carrick, and now, Ralf Ragnick).
Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal, a former Manchester United manager, has already made it clear that he would only be selecting players who are playing for their clubs to represent the Dutch country at the forthcoming World Cup tournament in Qatar this year but things have still not changed yet.
Ragnick, just like Solksjaer did, prefers the midfield combination of Fernandes, McTominay, and Fred and that has made it really hard for van de Beek to break his way into the starting eleven. It was reported that Everton made a bid to United to take the former Ajax man on loan last summer but the Red Devils rejected the transfer proposal.
During the winter transfer window, Crystal Palace were rumored to have submitted a loan request for the midfielder but even though nothing materialized, it seemed as though the player was interested in moving to Selhurst Park on a temporary basis to play for Patrick Vieira’s side.
Time is running out for Van de Beek to start playing games if he wants to represent his country at the World Cup but with the pending return of Paul Pogba from injury, his situation may yet continue to be unfavorable.