Van de Beek considering a January exit from Man United

Man United midfielder Donny van de Beek is considering options for an exit from Old Trafford in January despite assurances from the club’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick that he will get more playing time, based on a report by ESPN.

The 24-year-old Dutch midfielder has had a difficult time since he moved to Manchester United from Ajax in a deal worth £40million in 2020 since he was rarely used under former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He is now being linked with a winter move to Everton or Wolves although there were initial thoughts that Rangnick’s arrival would quell his desperation for a departure.

Regardless, he has made just one start under Rangnick and it was against Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League and has played just six minutes in the Premier League under the German tactician.

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The report by ESPN suggests that the Man United gaffer has told Van de Beek that he wants him to stay for the remainder of the 2021/22 season and that he will be given a chance at some point. With this, the Dutchman is prepared to stay put but has reservations if the German would keep to his promise.

The Dutchman has lost his place in the Netherlands squad under Lous van Gaal and he is eager to regain his place ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. 

Meanwhile, the club will allow the player’s representatives to present loan options although any potential suitor will be required to pay his wages in full and also pay a loan fee.

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if the demands are finally met, Ralf Rangnick will have the final say on if the player goes or stays as he wants a squad that has depth. He has also told second-choice goalkeeper Dean Henderson that he is not prepared to let him leave this month.

This is coming after reports filtered out that the likes of Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard, and Anthony Martial are hoping to leave Old Trafford in January as they cannot understand why they haven’t been given chances even in the team’s faltering state. 

It can be recalled that they lost their last Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford by a lone goal.