Donny van de Beek endured a “really painful” season at Manchester United in 2020-21 admits the Dutch midfielder’s agent, who admits there are no guarantees the current campaign will be any better for the 24-year-old.
Eyebrows were raised when the Red Devils raided Ajax for another creative talent last summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already boasting plenty of alternative options in his squad.
Van de Beek has found it difficult to make an impact at Old Trafford, leading to regular rounds of exit talk.
Van de Beek’s representative, Guido Albers, told talkSPORT:
“Donny is happy with the fact the club has so much trust in him, but last season was really painful because he didn’t play much. He was ready for this. It’s about choices and timing, you have to accept. He signed a six-year contract, but he wants to play.
“In the last few weeks he showed he is ready for the new season and he showed what the club likes to see. So we will see in the next few months whether the club will use him or not.
“Hopefully they will use him, if not we have to find other solutions, but I don’t think it is necessary.
“In the next months, it will be clearer that Donny can be a really good Man United player and please the fans who are supporting him all the time. He will succeed.”