In what has been a pretty bleak transfer window for Manchester United, the signing of Donny van de Beek marked a rare positive.
The Dutchman comes very highly-rated after rising through the ranks of Ajax’s famed youth academy, however his early appearances for United have been restricted.
With just 24 minutes of Premier League action from United’s first two games. fans are still awaiting their first real glimpse at their new midfielder.
Despite that, van de Beek has still made an impact, scoring his side’s only goal in their opening day defeat to Crystal Palace.
However Sjaak Swart, who before becoming an agent, spent nearly 20 years as a player at Ajax, has been unimpressed with the lack of early game time.
Swart told Dutch outlet VoetbalPrimeur: “A substitute; I don’t like it at all.
“I couldn’t do it, coming on with four minutes left. You’d have to leave me on the bench.
“But, I have to say, he still did three good things. And the penalty, where the winning goal came from, came from him. He did well in those couple of minutes.
“But normally they should have lost 7-1. Brighton hit the post and the bar five times. They (Brighton) have a nice team, but that shouldn’t happen to Manchester United.”
With United set to face Brighton for the second time in a few days in tonight’s Carabao Cup clash, it’s likely their new signing will get an extended run out in what will be a typically rotated side for the cup competition.
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