Van de Beek says he’s ready to leave Man Utd

foot4live November 25, 2023
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‘I need to start playing games’ – Out-of-favour Donny van de Beek admits he is ready to cut ties with Man Utd in January transfer window

Donny van de Beek says he is ready to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window in pursuit of regular playing time.

Since joining United from Ajax in 2020, the midfield player has struggled to establish himself in the squad and has been linked to a move away from Old Trafford. The 26-year-old is prepared to go on and pursue his career; he does not want to spend the remainder of the season on the United bench.

WHAT VAN DE BEEK SAID

The Mirror quotes Van van Beek as saying: “I’m excited to play matches again. The manager is currently making different decisions. I’m not the only one pounding on the door; our squad is very large. We’ll see what transpires in January. I have to get back into the game ASAP, if not at Manchester United then at another team. I believe I need to have ambition. I’ve loved the game my entire life. I have an intense passion for football. Although I work at United and make a good livelihood, money is not what drives me. I want every day at work to be enjoyable.”

 

THE LARGER IMAGE

Since joining United, the Netherlands international has only made six Premier League starts. He played the final 25 minutes of this season’s Carabao Cup match against Crystal Palace after coming off the bench. It was in late September. Four days later, he made his only league appearance of the season, a two-minute cameo in the loss versus Palace.

 

FUTURE PLANS FOR VAN DE BEEK ?

The former star of the Ajax will start looking for a new team in January with the intention of resuming his career over the remainder of the campaign. His current United contract expires in the summer of 2025.