Ajax legend addresses van de Beek’s situation at United

Ronald de Boer has said that Donny van de Beek has not asked for a move away from Manchester United.

Van de Beek signed for United last summer from the Dutch club for an initial fee of £35 million.

But he has struggled for game time this season, making just two Premier League starts for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side.

In his 26 appearances in all competitions, van de Beek has scored only once. In his last three seasons at Ajax, he struck a total of 28 goals.

The 23-year-old’s position hasn’t been helped by a recent injury. He hasn’t featured for United throughout March.

Reports earlier this week suggested that van de Beek wanted to exit the club this summer.

Speaking to talkSPORT, however, Ajax legend de Boer said that his fellow Dutchman has not asked to leave United.

“No truth” in van de Beek Ajax return rumours

He explained: “I spoke to Ajax and they said there’s no truth in it at all.

“He didn’t ask to speak to them.

“He’s just focusing on his recovery on his ankle, and it’s not true that he asked Man United to leave.

“His agent also told me that of course he’s not happy that he’s not playing.

“He’s only had two starts under Solskjaer and that’s not what he hoped for when he joined Man United.

“He’s not worried, of course he wants to play every game.

“But he’s not worried that he can’t succeed.”

De Boer added that van de Beek has told his agent that he is happy at the club.

“He’s not panicking at all,” he said.

“He told his agent he’s so happy at Man United because the club is one of the best in terms of how they treat him, he feels loved.”

Manchester United are next in action on Thursday night when they take on AC Milan in their Europa League round of 16 second leg tie.

Solskjaer’s men must score if they are to stand any chance of progressing to the last 16. The first leg at Old Trafford ended in a 1-1 scoreline.

Van de Beek could be back in contention for selection for the tie, having not featured for United since February 14.

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