Donny van de Beek was preparing to make another bid to leave Manchester United in January after being snubbed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in their Champions League win over Villarreal
- Donny van de Beek wants to leave Manchester United in January
- The Dutch midfielder is increasingly disappointed with his lack of playing time at the club
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought Jesse Lingard and Fred over him vs Villarreal
- He is desperate to get his place back in the Netherlands for next year’s World Cup
Donny van de Beek is set to make another bid to leave Manchester United in January after his career at Old Trafford hit a new low in the Champions League win over Villarreal.
Van de Beek was comforted by fellow substitutes Eric Bailly and Dean Henderson when manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer chose to bring in Jesse Lingard and Fred in the 89th minute.
The furious Dutchman showed his fury by hurling his gum into the technical section, although Solskjaer’s decision paid off as Lingard played a part in Cristiano Ronaldo’s late goal that gave United a 2-1 win. Van de Beek wanted to go to Everton on a rental basis, but that was blocked by United on the day of the deadline. He has only started two games this season.
Donny van de Beek will make another attempt to leave Manchester United in January
Van de Beek was an unused sub for the sixth time this season in the 2-1 victory over Villarreal
Eric Bailly (right) and Dean Henderson (top left) comfort an enraged van de Beek after he was left to rewatch the action
He threw down his gum in disgust after seeing Fred and Jesse Lingard (front) coming
His agent Guido Albers admitted that Ronaldo’s return was ‘bad news’ for his client, and he made it clear that Van de Beek wants to leave.
“There was interest from Italy, Germany, England,” Albers said last month. “But you need the cooperation of the club. Anyone who knows Donny knows he loves the game and wants to be on the field every week.”
Van de Beek is desperate to regain his place in the Netherlands for next year’s World Cup after being dropped from the squad for this month’s qualifiers.
Solskjaer insists Van de Beek has a future at United but the club could try to recoup some cash to sign a new defensive midfielder after spending £135.6million on Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.