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Donny van de Beek: I need to start playing games

Donny van de Beek has expressed his readiness to depart from Manchester United during the January transfer window in search of consistent playing opportunities.

Despite joining Manchester United from Ajax in 2020, Donny van de Beek has struggled to secure a regular spot in the United lineup. The 26-year-old wants to avoid spending the remainder of the season on the bench and is prepared to explore new opportunities to advance his career.

Van de Beek is quoted by The Mirror as saying: “I am bouncing to play matches again. The manager is making different choices now. We have a big squad and I am not the only one knocking on the door. We’ll see in January what happens. I need to start playing games very soon – if not at Man United then at another club. And I think I have to be ambitious. I have always been a lover of the game. I am absolutely crazy about football. And I earn a good living at United, but money is not my motivation. I want to enjoy my work every day.”

Donny van de Beek has started only six Premier League matches since joining Manchester United. In the current season, he had a 25-minute appearance off the bench against Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup in late September. Following that, he had a two-minute cameo in the league defeat against Palace. This marked his sole league appearance of the season.

Donny van de Beek, the former Ajax star, is set to explore opportunities with other clubs in the January transfer window, aiming to revive his career for the remainder of the season. His existing contract with Manchester United is valid until the summer of 2025.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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