Things have not gone according to the script for the Dutchman, who was expected to become a key part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans after his £35m move.
Donny van de Beek’s man legal representative has issued a warning to Manchester United saying he’ll “have to find other solutions” should the player’s lack of game time at the club continues to be an issue.
Van de Beek was an unused substitute in Manchester United’s emphatic win over Leeds United on the opening day of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign. He was also devoid of minutes on the pitch in the next two league outings.
The former Ajax midfielder was afforded just 511 minutes of action in his debut season in the English top-flight, and early signs indicate he is set to sit on the bench more often than once again this season.
“Donny is happy with the fact the club has so much trust in him, but last season was really painful because he didn’t play much,” Van de Beek’s agent, Guido Albers, told talkSPORT.
“He was ready for this. It’s about choices and timing, you have to accept. He signed a six-year contract, but he wants to play.
“In the last few weeks he showed he is ready for the new season and he showed what the club likes to see. So we will see in the next few months whether the club will use him or not.
“Hopefully they will use him, if not we have to find other solutions, but I don’t think it is necessary.
“In the next months, it will be clearer that Donny can be a really good Man United player and please the fans who are supporting him all the time. He will succeed.”