Man United might have invested wrongly in this star player


Former Netherlands international Andy van der Meyde has praised the quality of his compatriot Donny van de Beek but noted that he is not supposed to be in the current Man United team.

Andy van der Meyde claims that the former Ajax player has all it takes to succeed in the Premier League but making it at Man United is a major doubt.

Donny Van de Beek joined the Red Devils in the last summer transfer window from Ajax but he is yet to start a single Premier League game since arriving the Old Trafford and that seems to be raising a lot of concern.

The player has also come out to state that he has done enough to prove that he needs to be trusted with more playing time by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Despite his lack of adequate playing time in the Premier League, Van der Meyde is confident the Red Devils new boy has all the quality and drive to succeed in the ever-demanding Premier League.

“He keeps on going, that boy, I think he has a good chance of succeeding in England. He always has that drive, [his heart] is in the right place, [he] never gives up.” Van der Meyde told Dutch magazine Voetbal International

However, the former Netherlands star is not sure that Man United is the best club for the player to fulfil his potential after observing that he has been struggling to express himself, owing to the competition for places in the middle.

“So, I think he can succeed in England, but I don’t know whether he can do it at Manchester United. He has a lot of competition and gets few opportunities. But he can handle the level.” He added.

Donny Van de Beek, who is currently away on duty with the Dutch national team and has sent his message already to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He could be favoured with more playing time when the Premier League resumes again.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.