MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly promised outcast midfielder Donny van de Beek that he will ‘get his chance’ at Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old Dutch midfielder started just four Premier League games for the Red Devils last season in what turned out to be a dismal first campaign in England following his £39million move from Ajax.
Van de Beek will be hoping to make an impression this seasonCredit: Getty
Van de Beek was being linked with a switch away from United, with Everton said to be one of several clubs interested in signing him.
But his agent Guido Albers has now confirmed that United blocked a transfer as they feel there is a future for the Dutchman at Old Trafford.
Speaking to Voetbal International, Albers said: “There was a lot of interest from Italy, Germany and England, so that looked good.
“But you need the cooperation of the club, and it looked like they would, but ultimately they didn’t.
“Disappointing, but also assuring for him so that he will get his chance, and will get his minutes, but this will become clear in due time.
“He’s been promised that before, but we came to a clear agreement about this with the club, so we have all faith that it will happen now.”
When asked if Van de Beek was happy at United, Albers then added: “I won’t say.
“But everybody who knows Donny knows he loves the game and he wants to be on the pitch every week.
“So from this answer you can probably tell what he wanted most.”
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Van de Beek is yet to feature for Man Utd so far this season, a start which has seen the club pick up seven points from their first three Premier League games.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer strengthened his squad considerably in the summer transfer window with the additions of Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, no direct competition to Van de Beek was brought in so the same players would appear to be fighting for the central midfield positions this season.