Due to his lack of activity at Manchester United, a prominent Dutch legend revealed he thinks Van de Beek made the wrong choice with them.
Back in 2018, Donny van de Beek didn’t even imagine he would become a Manchester United player. When he was playing for AFC Ajax, the Dutch midfielder wasn’t even considered one of the important players in that squad. There were Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt, and Hakim Ziyech before anybody thought about Donny.
But Louis van Gaal understands this player’s worth and moving to Manchester United was a mistake. At least that’s what the former manager believes when asked about the player. In his view, Donny should’ve chosen a different club instead of the Red Devils. He had clubs like Juventus, Real Madrid, or FC Barcelona trying to sign him but he still chose United.
Van Gaal speaks against his former club.
Even though he coached Manchester United in the past, Louis van Gaal doesn’t care about that when he spoke about Donny. In an interview with Voetbal International, he said: “I hope his time will come, but I don’t think he made a good choice. I said that right away. If you have Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, what position should Van de Beek be in?
“He doesn’t have the qualities of Pogba and Fernandes. And now you see that Pogba often doesn’t start Where should Van de Beek play then? I think you could have seen that beforehand. There are so many teams, which could have done better justice to him, also in the top. He is a boy with many qualities.”