‘Got to get out’ – Wright urges Man Utd star to leave and criticises Solskjaer
Van de Beek has been on the edges for United
Manchester United sprinkled out £35million to sign the Netherlands International last September, yet his playing time at Old Trafford has been amazingly limited since his appearance.
Van de Beek was for the most part restricted to substitute appearances in the Premier League last season, and toward the beginning of the 2021/21 season, his role has remained generally unaltered.
The 24-year-old has played only six minutes of league football this term, and looked apparently disappointed when he was left on the seat in United’s Champions League victory ovee Villarreal at the finish of September.
Also, Arsenal legend Wright has asked the midfielder to exit the club as he doesn’t see his circumstance changing any time soon.
‘The way that Ajax play with their possession football, the way that he’s grown up in that Ajax academy knowing how to make moves off of a team that are able to continually hold the ball, is totally different to how Man United play,’ Wright told Optus Sport.
‘It’s baffling to me that he went to Man United.
‘It’s not like they’re going to change the way they play for Donny van de Beek to play. The signing was wrong.
‘At this stage, I’ve not seen him play more than three games on the spin for Man United, it’s gone wrong.
‘He has got to get out of there because it’s not going to work for him at Man United.
‘He is not going to get the opportunity to play, and he is somebody that should be playing because he is a fantastic player.’
When questioned on Van de Beek’s disappointments recently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer declared that there is no space for sulkers in his changing area.
‘It’s not just Donny, it’s players, I’ve got a squad of internationals and if we’re going to be successful we need positive energy, no sulkers,’ said the Norwegian.
‘Donny has never affected his teammates negatively. As soon as I see players affecting the team negatively then that’s a different scenario and I’ll probably be firmer.’
In light of those remarks, Wright said:
‘We’re talking about somebody [Van de Beek] whose not even had a chance and he’s obviously been very professional about what he’s doing, and he’s [Solskjaer’s] saying if he sees anything different, what, he’s going to blow him out? Ridiculous interview.’