Manchester United Playmaker Donny Van De Beek Will Reportedly Hold Talks With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer About His Role In The First-Team Squad Next Season.
The 24-year-old Holland international endured a difficult first season at Old Trafford following his £40m move from Ajax last summer.
After what promised to be a smashing season after he came off the bench to score in United’s 3-1 home defeat to palace in his first game as a Red Devil.
Van De Beek made just four starts in the Premier League and was an unused substitute during United’s Europa League final defeat against Villarreal last week.
This has inevitably and evidently bruised his ego as he didn’t look the attacking spark he was in his ajax day at the Molineux where he managed to win a penalty.
Van De Beek is now expected to hold talks with the United boss about his role next season after a season of stagnation following his breakthrough at Ajax.
He is now on international duty with Holland ahead of this summer’s European Championships.
Back in November, Van De Beek admitted he was keen to play more, saying: ‘I’m a patient person, but of course you go there to play as much as possible.
‘I also think – in the minutes that I have made, in the times that I have come in – I have shown that I can add something to the team.’
In 36 appearances in all competitions, Van De Beek scored just one goal and registered only two assists.
The fact he wasn’t used last Wednesday, when United were looking for a winner against a rigged Villarreal defence, is likely to be a cause of concern for the ex-Ajax man.
Van De Beek was United’s major summer incoming last summer but will have been surprised by his lack of minutes, particularly in the Premier League, last season.
It however remains to be seen if the player gets more time or the club elect to sell.