Van de Beek reveals how he can help Manchester United
Van de Beek explains how he can help Man Utd after seeing just 30 minutes of game time.
Despite playing for only 30 minutes during the 2022–23 season, Donny van de Beek believes and revealed how he can “help” Manchester United.
The midfielder, who represents the Netherlands at the international level, has had difficulty maintaining a consistent role with the Red Devils since joining them from Ajax in 2020. Last season, he spent time on loan at Everton away from Old Trafford.
The arrival of fellow countryman Erik ten Hag as the coach has failed to deliver a reversal in fortune for the 25-year-old but, after overcoming another injury setback, he feels ready to make a positive contribution in the final third of the field.
Van de Beek has made three cameo Premier League appearances for United this season off the bench, and he also participated as a substitute in a match against FC Sheriff on the continent. His appearance against FC Sheriff at the end of October gave him his first playing time since August.
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Van de Beek has told United’s official website ahead of a potential Europa League outing against Real Sociedad: “To be injured is the most difficult thing for a player. You want to be on the pitch, around the guys in the stadium, feel the grass and, yeah, it’s a hard time if you are injured. I’m happy to be back and have to stay fit for a longer time and just try to help the team.
“I feel great, I feel good and what I’m saying is I just need to keep going and, if chances come, I have to take them. It [playing an attacking role] is also one of the points how I can maybe help the team, play in between the lines and make my runs with the ball, give some passes. I just do my best and have to stay fit and just help the team.”
Van de Beek remains under contract with the Red Devils until 2025 but needs to earn favour quickly if he is to prove deserving of an extended stay in Manchester – with each passing transfer window bringing with it fresh rounds of speculation regarding his future.