Ajax manager, Erik ten Hag, has taken a fresh dig in the direction of Manchester United by criticizing the club’s handling of Donny van de Beek.
Ten Hag coached Van de Beek at Ajax before the midfielder joined Man United in the summer of 2020.
Both men enjoyed success together at the Dutch giants, winning the Eredivisie title and Dutch Cup, as well as reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
But Van de Beek has struggled for minutes since his move to the Premier League giants, making just four English Premier League starts in 15 months.
However, Ten Hag believes Man United have held back Van de Beek’s development over the past months, accusing the Red Devils of committing a ‘mortal sin’.
“Donny, I find that hard,” Ten Hag told de Volkskrant.
“[It’s a] mortal sin. If you haven’t had a chance yet, then development will also stall. Every now and then, you encourage them.”
Meanwhile, Ten Hag has been linked with a move to Man United to become their next permanent manager after Ralf Rangnick’s six months contract expires at the end of the season.