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Donny Van de Beek takes final decision on leaving Man United, chooses next club
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Donny Van de Beek takes final decision on leaving Man United, chooses next club

Manchester United midfielder, Donny Van de Beek, has taken a final decision on leaving Old Trafford this summer. According to the Spanish outlet, Sport, the Netherlands international has expressed his desire to leave Man United with Barcelona his preferred destination of choice. Van de Beek joined Man United in a £35m deal last September but has endured a challenging first year in England. The 24-year-old started just four Premier League matches for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men and spent the majority of the 2020/21 season stuck on the substitutes bench. The former Ajax star is now looking to engineer a way out of the club and has offered himself to Barcelona. Barcelona are currently dealing with debts in excess of £862million, having been one of the clubs that have suffere...
Donny Van De Beek’s Nightmare Spell Continues As He Is Ruled Out Of Euro 2020
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Donny Van De Beek’s Nightmare Spell Continues As He Is Ruled Out Of Euro 2020

Donny van de Beek's luck has turned from bad to worse after it was confirmed he has been ruled out of Euro 2020. The midfielder was included in Frank de Boer's 26-man Netherlands squad despite barely featuring for Manchester United in his debut campaign. But the 24-year-old has picked up an undisclosed injury and will play no part in the tournament, as revealed in a statement on the official Netherlands channels. With days until the campaign begins, no replacement will be drafted in by the Netherlands, who are in Group C alongside Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia. The KNVB said: "Donny van de Beek has to let the European championship pass by. The Manchester United midfielder is struggling with an injury. "As a result, the 19-time international, who last played minute...
Solskjaer Refuses to Sign Player for Man United over Haircut
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Solskjaer Refuses to Sign Player for Man United over Haircut

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he had turned down signing a football star for Manchester United because of the player’s haircut. The Norwegian gaffer says he pays just as much attention to the player’s mentality, character and background. Solskjaer said that he cut short the scouting mission on one of the players he wanted to sign for United because of the player’s Mohican hairstyle. “I once went to see a player and as he walked out of the dressing room through the tunnel he had a Mohican (hairstyle),’ Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “I said to my scout: ‘Nah let’s go home, not interested.’ That was a very short scouting trip.” Solskjaer has signed over 20 players for Manchester United, including Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Bruno Fernande...
Mark Hughes Names Man United’s Worst Player in 3-1 Defeat to Leicester
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Mark Hughes Names Man United’s Worst Player in 3-1 Defeat to Leicester

Former Manchester City manager, Mark Hughes, has identified Donny van de Beek as the worst player on the pitch for Manchester United when they crashed out of the FA Cup to Leicester City on Sunday. According to him, it looked like the Dutch man was ‘wandering around lost’ on the pitch after his rare start in United’s 3-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Brendan Rodgers’ side. Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made five changes to the team that beat AC Milan in the Europa League in Italy on Thursday with Van de Beek one of the players who was included in the starting lineup. Van de Beek has started just two games in the Premier League this season with a little more game opportunities in Cup games. Kelechi Iheanacho capitalised on Fred’s poor back pass to open the sc...
Iheanacho Scores 2 Goals To Knock Man United Out Of The FA Cup
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Iheanacho Scores 2 Goals To Knock Man United Out Of The FA Cup

Leicester City moved into the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1981-82 as they eliminated Manchester United at King Power Stadium courtesy of 2 goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and one from Youri Tielemans. The Foxes took the lead when United midfielder Fred's backpass was intercepted by Kelechi Iheanacho, who went around goalkeeper Dean Henderson to score his fourth goal in two games. However, United equalised just before half time as Mason Greenwood steered the ball past Kasper Schmeichel after Donny van de Beek had dummied Paul Pogba's low cross from the left. But Youri Tielemans restored Leicester's lead with a low strike from the edge of the penalty area following a one-two with Iheanacho, who sealed the semi-final spot with a header 12 minutes from full-time. Lei...
Van de Beek Set to quit Man Utd
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Van de Beek Set to quit Man Utd

Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek , is set to quit the club at the end of the season, the Daily Star reports. Van de Beek joined the Red Devils from Ajax for £35million last summer. But the Dutchman has started just two games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season. It is understood Van de Beek has had enough and is ready to put his nightmare spell at Old Trafford behind him. The player plans to hold showdown talks with United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward before the end of the season. This comes amid claims Solskjaer never wanted to sign Van de Beek in the first place. Van de Beek, 23, has received much advice from his compatriots this season, with many believing he should leave, as his lack of game time could damage his chances of Euro selection...
Man Utd vs AC Milan: Solskjaer’s squad for Europa League tie Confirmed [Full list]
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Man Utd vs AC Milan: Solskjaer’s squad for Europa League tie Confirmed [Full list]

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will not have Marcus Rashford available for the visit of AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday. Rashford is out with an ankle problem he picked up last weekend during a 2-0 win at Manchester City. Goalkeeper David de Gea misses out due to personal reasons, with Dean Henderson expected to start against the Serie A side. Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata are all doubts for the game at Old Trafford. Man United’s full squad against Milan: Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop. Defenders: Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Brandon Williams. Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTom...
Man United vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash
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Man United vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Names Players to Miss Europa League Clash

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the players that will miss his side’s Europa League last-16 first-leg tie against AC Milan on Thursday evening at Old Trafford. According to Solskjaer, the players are David De Gea, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford. The Norwegian said this on Wednesday during his pre-match press conference. Man United head to the game after beating Manchester City 2-0 in the Premier League in their previous fixture last weekend, AC Milan won Verona 2-0 in the Serie A. “I am not sure if anyone will be back,” Solskjaer said. “David [De Gea] is not available. Donny [van de Beek], no. “Paul [Pogba], no. Edinson, maybe, but probably not. Juan [Mata], no and Marcus, maybe, but probably not. “...
Crystal Palace vs Man United: Van de Beek Told only way he’ll Succeed at Old Trafford
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Crystal Palace vs Man United: Van de Beek Told only way he’ll Succeed at Old Trafford

  Former Netherlands boss, Bert van Marwijk, has told Manchester United midfielder, Donny Van de Beek, that he must develop other qualities for him to succeed at Old Trafford. Marwijk believes Man United players are overlooking Van de Beek and have contributed to the 23-year-old’s struggles at the club. Van de Beek has failed to make an impact at Man United after his £40 million move from Ajax last summer. The Netherlands international, who was left out of Man United’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea last Sunday, has started just two matches in the Premier League for the Red Devils this term. “I think Donny van den Beek is an excellent football player,” Van Marwijk wrote in his column for De Telegraaf ahead of Man United’s away clash with Crystal Palace on Tuesday night. ...
Real Sociedad vs Man Utd: Solskjaer Suffers Double injury Blow Ahead of Europa League Tie
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Real Sociedad vs Man Utd: Solskjaer Suffers Double injury Blow Ahead of Europa League Tie

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will be without Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek, for their Europa League clash at Real Sociedad on Thursday. Both players have been ruled out with muscle injuries. Solskjaer, on Wednesday, confirmed the duo would not travel for the game. Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay are doubtful for the match despite making the trip. “We have a couple of doubtful ones and we will have to see if they will be fit enough. “Anthony (Martial) and Scott (McTominay) we will have to check them tomorrow. Donny (van de Beek) and Edinson (Cavani) definitely not travelling. “Donny and Edinson are injured with muscle injuries so they won’t travel,” Solskjaer said.
EPL: Donny Van de Beek told Man United Players Don’t Trust Him
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EPL: Donny Van de Beek told Man United Players Don’t Trust Him

Former Manchester City manager, Mark Hughes, has told Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek, that the Red Devils players do not trust him enough with the ball yet. Hughes said this following Man United’s FA Cup fifth-round 1-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. “You just sense… it looks like they don’t trust him [Van de Beek] with the ball yet,” Hughes told talkSPORT. “When the likes of Fred and (Nemanja) Matic look up, and they see Rashford, they see (Anthony) Martial, they see (Mason) Greenwood, who is still a young player but has great talent, it’s like they defer to them, their first thought is to pass to them. “Van de Beek, I haven’t seen a great deal of movement, I haven’t seen little movements to get in pockets of space, even though yo...
Sancho Would Be “Donny Van De Beek Two” If He Signed For Man United – Berbatov
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Sancho Would Be “Donny Van De Beek Two” If He Signed For Man United – Berbatov

A former Old Trafford favorite does not believe that this year Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should rekindle his interest in England international. According to Dimitar Berbatov, who believes the Red Devils do not need the Borussia Dortmund star, Jadon Sancho will be "Donny van de Beek two" if he signed for Manchester United. In the summer transfer window, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer established Sancho as his primary goal, but United eventually failed to sign the winger after a drawn-out saga that saw Dortmund refuse to shift ground on their asking price of £ 100 million ($136m). This made Reds to turn to Van de Beek. But however, the Dutchman still struggles for regular action at Old Trafford. Dimitar Berbatov draws inference to this while talking to Betfair. "I have read more rumours about J...
‘The squad is full of quality’ – Man Utd don’t need to dip into January transfer market, says Solskjaer
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‘The squad is full of quality’ – Man Utd don’t need to dip into January transfer market, says Solskjaer

The Norwegian boss is not expecting to see any new faces arrive at Old Trafford before the end of the month Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn't think Manchester United need to dip into the January transfer market because his squad is already “full of quality”. After guiding United to a third-place Premier League finish last season, Solskjaer added Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles, Edinson Cavani and Facundo Pellistri to his ranks in the summer window, An agreement was also reached with Atalanta for the transfer of Amad Diallo, who finally completed his £37 million ($51m) move to Old Trafford at the start of the month.  
Manchester United Fans Are Convinced Donny van de Beek Should Start More Often After Starring For The Netherlands
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Manchester United Fans Are Convinced Donny van de Beek Should Start More Often After Starring For The Netherlands

Donny van de Beek showed Manchester United what they've been missing as he starred for the Netherlands against Spain. Van de Beek has yet to start a Premier League game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since joining from Ajax for £35 million in the summer. But he's performed brilliantly whenever he's represented his national team, delivering stellar performances against Italy and Spain. The Dutch midfielder scored for his side in the 1-1 draw with Spain as he impressed United fans with his outing on the international scene. And his individual highlights make for impressive viewing. From breaking up play to neatly setting up attacks. Van de Beek's showing on Wednesday got United talking on social media. One Twitter user wrote: "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hope you are watching what...
Donny Van De Beek Told He Has Made Huge Mistake Joining Manchester United By Marco Van Basten
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Donny Van De Beek Told He Has Made Huge Mistake Joining Manchester United By Marco Van Basten

  Dutch legend Marco van Basten has slammed Donny van de Beek's decision to join Manchester United in a remarkable outburst. The 23-year-old completed a £35 million move from Ajax in the summer window but since, the midfielder has been restricted to a handful of starts under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, spending the majority of his time watching from the bench. In fact, Van de Beek has made just two starts for United since arriving, with both of those coming in the Carabao Cup against Luton Town and Brighton. Despite scoring just 15 minutes into his debut in United's opening day defeat to Crystal Palace, it has been a frustrating start to life at Old Trafford, although Solskjaer has stressed that his time will come. But those assurances are not enough for the great Marco van B...
Not everyone can spend millions and millions’ – Solskjaer
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Not everyone can spend millions and millions’ – Solskjaer

The Norwegian says he is "happy" with his current squad but is always on the lookout for players that fit "all the right criteria" Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has delivered a transfer update amid Manchester United's pursuit of Jadon Sancho, insisting that "not everyone can spend millions and millions". United have been relatively quiet in the transfer market this summer, having only spent £35 million ($46m) to date on Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, who moved to Old Trafford from Ajax at the start of the month. They have, however, been linked with several other high-profile targets, with Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho a priority for Solskjaer ahead of the new season.
Done Deal: Man Utd Sign Van De Beek From Ajax On A 5-Year Deal
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Done Deal: Man Utd Sign Van De Beek From Ajax On A 5-Year Deal

Donny van de Beek has completed a medical in the Netherlands ahead of his £40m move from Ajax to Manchester United. The deal, which is thought to be in the region of €39m, plus another €5m in add-ons, is now imminent and could be completed before the Netherlands' upcoming Nations League matches. The 23-year-old had his medical while with the Netherlands squad ahead of their games against Poland (September 4) and Italy (September 7). He will travel to the UK after those fixtures. United have scouted Van de Beek extensively, with the player left out of Ajax's squad for the Dutch champions' friendly with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday amid rumours of an imminent move away. Van de Beek helped Ajax reach the 2018-19 Champions League semi-finals, scoring four goals along the way and...
Virgil Van Dijk Sends Donny Van De Beek Message After Completing Man United Transfer
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Virgil Van Dijk Sends Donny Van De Beek Message After Completing Man United Transfer

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has told Donny Van de Beek that he is glad he switched from Ajax to Manchester United. The 23-year-old’s move to Old Trafford is imminent after completing his medical with Man United on Monday. Van de Beek will sign a five-year deal with the Red Devils after United agreed to pay Ajax €40million plus €5million add ons. The midfielder’s paperwork with Ajax is a success and his medical with Man United went smooth. The Netherlands international is expected to be unveiled as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s player this week. While the Reds are taking their time to announce their first summer signing and Solskjaer’s sixth signing, van Dijk has kept rivalry aside to laud his compatriot of his move to Old Trafford. “It’s a nice step for him to move to a ...
Manchester United Agree £40 Million Fee For Ajax Midfielder Van De Beek
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Manchester United Agree £40 Million Fee For Ajax Midfielder Van De Beek

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek after the two clubs agreed a fee in the region of £40m. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a huge admirer of the Netherlands international, 23, and has had him watched on a number of occasions. It is understood United have now firmed up their interest with a medical and personal terms still to be concluded. The transfer is expected to be finalised within days. Van de Beek is set to sign a five-year deal, which should allow him to be available for United's opening game of the 2020-21 season, against Crystal Palace on 19 September. He will become Solskjaer's first close-season signing after a much-publicised move for Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho stalled over the size of the...
Manchester United To Complete £45m Van De Beek Signing From Ajax
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Manchester United To Complete £45m Van De Beek Signing From Ajax

Manchester United are on the verge of completing a £45million deal for 23-year-old Ajax midfielder, Donny Van de Beek. According to [Mirror].According to the report, United Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played a huge role in convincing the midfielder to sign for United after telling him that he wants him to help turn Manchester United FC back into Premier League title contenders.Van de Beek who described United as one of the biggest clubs in the world has told friends that as a lad he loved watching the likes of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, and Wayne Rooney play. “When I was young I used to love watching Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world. Watching the likes of Scholes, Giggs, and Rooney. Some of the best players of all time have come from Manchester United,” he said...
Man Utd Close in on £50m Nigerian Star as Van de Beek’s Alternative
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Man Utd Close in on £50m Nigerian Star as Van de Beek’s Alternative

Manchester United are in pole position to sign Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, this summer’s transfer window. This is as reported by a British newspaper, Daily Express on Monday. Man United view Ndidi as a viable alternative to Ajax’s Donny van de Beek, one of their priority targets for this summer. The Red Devils are seriously looking at Ndidi as manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, plots to add strength to his midfield this summer ahead of next season. Ndidi has drawn the interest of Man United in the past. The Nigerian international, who has also drawn the interest of PSG in the past, is expected to cost around £50million. The 23-year-old’s current contract at the Foxes will expire in 2024. Speaking on his future recently, Ndidi insisted that he is d...
Man Utd in Talks to Hijack Real Madrid Target, Van de Beek
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Man Utd in Talks to Hijack Real Madrid Target, Van de Beek

Manchester United is currently in talks with Ajax to sign Real Madrid target, Donny van de Beek, this summer’s transfer window. According to Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, Ajax and Real Madrid have agreed on €50 million for Van de Beek. Van de Beek has also agreed to join Zinedine Zidane’s side and only medical stands in his way of a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. But the Los Blancos are unwilling to approve the transfer at the same time there is major uncertainty over their finances due to the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the suspension of the Spanish La Liga for almost three months. However, Man United are hoping to capitalise on Real Madrid’s delay to land the 23-year-old and have started negotiations with Ajax in the past few days. ...
Real Madrid target Van de Beek admits everything wide open
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Real Madrid target Van de Beek admits everything wide open

The agent of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek admits he has no idea what will happen this summer. The Holland international is a target for Manchester United and Real Madrid, but the coronavirus suspension has placed everything in limbo. "What's going to happen to Donny? Nobody knows at the moment," Guido Albers told Voetbal International. "The interest, that is known, has been there from several clubs for a long time. We will see what will come out in the coming weeks. I dare not say anything about it and can not say anything about it, also because some things are confidential. "The situation per club will have changed and we have to look closely at that. "It is positive for him that he is very good at everything. I think it is important for Donny that he makes a choice ba...
Pochettino Reveals who is Responsible for Their 1-0 Defeat to Ajax
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Pochettino Reveals who is Responsible for Their 1-0 Defeat to Ajax

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has admitted he got his tactics wrong in their 1-0 defeat to Ajax, in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday Ajax’s youngsters pinned Spurs back during an utterly dominant opening 30 minutes, where Pochettino had set his team up in a 5-3-2 formation. The visitors were able to find space in midfield and got their deserved goal when Donny van de Beek netted a priceless away goal. “Watching now of course I can accept it was a mistake the shape we used. “But there were not too many options. I am not happy – you cannot guess what happens if we play in a different way. But our lack of energy and [we were] a little sloppy. “It was the not the shape that conceded the goal. Our approach to the game was not goo...
De Ligt proud of Ajax fight in Champions League win over Tottenham
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De Ligt proud of Ajax fight in Champions League win over Tottenham

Matthijs de Ligt believes Ajax have a "very good starting position" after a hard fought 1-0 win over Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie. Donny van de Beek's goal 15 minutes into the clash in north London was enough to give the Dutch side an advantage for the return leg in Amsterdam on May 8. Erik ten Hag's side enjoyed a bright start but found themselves under pressure in the second half, and captain De Ligt was relieved to see out the victory. “This is just one game but a very good starting position," he told Ziggo Sport. "The away goal is the most important. In the second half David [Neres] hit the post. Had the ball gone in, you would be sitting better. But we must be satisfied. "You knew beforehand that it would be hard fought. We Dutch so...
Tottenham 0 Ajax 1: Van de Beek strike puts Dutch side in charge
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Tottenham 0 Ajax 1: Van de Beek strike puts Dutch side in charge

Donny van de Beek's 15th-minute goal gave Ajax a first-leg lead against Tottenham in their Champions League last-four tie. Ajax took a big step towards reaching their first Champions League final since 1996 as Donny van de Beek's early strike earned them a 1-0 first-leg advantage at Tottenham in their semi-final clash. Spurs, at this stage of the competition for the first time in over half a century, were overwhelmed in the opening stages and fortunate that Ajax's intricate passing and movement only resulted in the one goal. Van de Beek scored that, having gathered Hakim Ziyech's precise pass before sitting down Hugo Lloris with a couple of feints prior to his finish.

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