Manchester United have decided Donny van de Beek’s future

Ed Woodward, Manchester United. (JON SUPER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Former Ajax star Donny van de Beek has been one of the most controversial signings of Manchester United in quite some time. The young midfielder was surely promised more time on the pitch than he has been given as the Dutchman has fallen convincingly behind Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in the pecking order, as the duo have been in sensational form lately.

Initially United aimed for Jack Grealish in the summer transfer window but with Aston Villa’s asking price standing at a massive £75 million for the Englishman, the Red Devils had to step back and instead brought in Van de Beek for half that price.

The move has not paid off till now though, as the Dutchman has been limited to only 10 appearances this season with most of them coming off the bench. With Fernandes and Pogba now being in top form it will definitely be hard for him to break into the first-team.

Recently with Van de Beek being sidelined at United, there has been talks of potential loan offers from clubs like Real Madrid and Inter Milan, who seem to have shown interest in him according to the Express.

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Solskjaer clearly seems to have future plans for the former Ajax star and plans to give him the time he needs to settle into the Premier League, with reports from ESPN claiming that the Red Devils have turned down all offers for the Dutch midfielder.

Manchester United are currently sitting at second in the league table and it definitely is a clear indication that Solskjaer is doing a good job. Turning down lucrative offers for the Dutchman might just be another way of showing the importance of Van de Beek in this team.

It is true that after his arrival in the summer, he has not been seen on the pitch very often but Solskjaer has clear intentions of involving him more in the near future. With Pogba looking set to leave in the summer, it might have always been their plan to give Van de Beek a season to settle in before making him a first-team starter.