Ferdinand announces what new signing Van De Beek offers Manchester United ‘that no-one else does’
Donny van de Beek is the only player in the Manchester United squad that will sacrifice parts of his own game for the good of the team, says Rio Ferdinand.
Van De Beek has struggled to make much of an impact on this side since his move from Ajax in the transfer window, as he simply has not been given the minutes to prove himself in the Premier League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
However, he has been afforded more chances in the Champions League, making three starts, including on Tuesday night as United comfortably beat Istanbul Basaksehir 4-1 at Old Trafford.
He put in another impressive performances in that game, and The former Red Devils defender can see Van de Beek becoming an integral part of the first team as he brings a selfless aspect of play:. ‘Yeah, I really, really was [impressed],’ Ferdinand told BT Sport. ‘I think we’ve all been waiting to see him play, when you spend £40 million on a player you want him to make more than just little cameos here and there.
‘Obviously we’ve been impatient with that but Ole’s had a reason for that and today he justified why he’s been brought to the club and why he’s thought of so highly in European football.
‘It’s the intelligence, he’s the one player in this squad who’s happy playing one touch, who’s happy playing two-touch, who’s happy playing it simple.
‘He’ll sacrifice parts of his game for other people to flourish, and that’s an important factor in any great team, you need players like that.
‘And he’s one player who I feel will make other players tick and perform better. ‘I think Bruno was the main person today who benefitted from him being in this team.’
Van De Beek should be playing more shouldnt he?