£200,000-a-week midfielder has been told ‘to stay and fight’ for his Manchester United place

Donny van de Beek has been encouraged to fight for his place at Manchester United and not leave the club at the end of the season.

Van De Beek was a big money buy in the summer transfer window after establishing himself as one of the most creative players in Europe with Ajax, but since his move to Manchester, he has struggled to nail down a regular spot in the side.

He has taken in 27 appearances across all competitions this season, but only two of those outings have been top-flight starts and just one goal has been contributed to the collective cause.

And that has led to alot of speculation in the media that the Dutchman will look to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season and join a club that is more willing to give him the game time he wants.

However, Ajax director of football Marc Overmars believes he can still wrestle his way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans on a more permanent basis.

“I think Donny should just fight, stay next year and try to claim a starting place,” the ex-Arsenal winger told Dutch broadcaster NOS, via Manchester Evening News.

“You shouldn’t leave so quickly.”

Former Man Utd goalkeeper Edwin van de Sar has also spoken out on Van de Beek, telling ESPN’s Good Morning Eredivisie: “Of course I feel sad for Donny… the midfield of Manchester United is too stacked, they’ve not had any injuries. It’s hard for him.”


Van De Beek is a quality player that should have been a real great buy for United. But if he is not happy and wants to leave, let him, Solskjaer does not really rate him anyways.

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