Van de Beek’s agent explains why Ronaldo’s Man United arrival is bad news for his client
Van de Beek & Man United
Donny van de Beek signed for Man United during the delayed summer window last year, setting the Red Devils back around £35m.
Van de Beek had spent his previous years impressing with Ajax, and at £35m, looked a fairly decent buy for United.
However, despite the midfielder being signed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s watch, the Norwegian refused to hand the 24-year-old any sort of regular game-time throughout 2020/21.
Van de Beek made 19 Premier League appearances, but just three of those saw him complete 90 minutes – two of which came right at the end of the campaign when United had nothing left to play for.
Despite his limited minutes, Van de Beek would remain at Old Trafford during the summer transfer window.
The midfielder is now set to be at United until at least January. However, his situation does not look to have changed that much over the summer.
The Red Devils have so far played three Premier League games this term. Van de Beek was on the bench for all of the ties, but never made it onto the field.
Van de Beek’s agent on Ronaldo arrival
And, judging by the recent comments from Van de Beek’s agent, the midfielder is now going to struggle for minutes even more now.
This is because of the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford at the back end of the window.
Why though, would a centre-forward prevent a central midfielder from getting more minutes?
Well, Van de Beek’s agent has moved to explain this, stating that with Ronaldo arriving, it now means an extra player will be in midfield more often as Paul Pogba is unlikely to play on the left-wing as much:
“Cristiano arrived on Friday which we knew was bad news for us. Pogba plays on the left, and with Cristiano’s arrival it means another extra player in midfield, with Pogba moving away from the left.
“We had conversations with Solskjaer and the board. We took the initiative to find a club and our search ended up at Everton. We opened talks with Marcel Brands and Farhad Moshiri.
“On Monday night [before deadline day] we received a call from Solskjaer and the club who told us that a transfer was out of question and that he had to report himself to training the next morning.”
Quotes via Goal.
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