BREAKING: Van de Beek as been giving one last Job to save his Man Utd career
It was back in September that Donny van de Beek’s agent stated categorically that the midfielder was ‘not a Carabao Cup player’.
Guido Albers was explaining on Dutch television how Manchester United had blocked a move.
For Everton late in the transfer window in order to keep hold of the Dutch international.
Despite intense competition at United, Albers took the view that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s personal intervention
To keep Van de Beek was a positive sign he would play more regularly.
“The perspective now is that we stated Donny is not a Carabao Cup player, or FA Cup player”
“or to play only in European games. Donny went to England to play in the Premier League,’ Albers said.
So the irony won’t be lost on anyone in the Van de Beek camp that he is likely to be handed a rare United start in.
Carabao Cup when West Ham visit Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Van de Beek must impress in West Ham Carabao Cup tie to save Man Utd career
Van de Beek has played just six minutes of Premier League football so far this season
a late replacement for Mason Greenwood with United leading Newcastle 3-1 earlier this month.
But mostly he’s been warming the bench yet again
an echo of last season when he started just four league fixtures and came off the bench 15 times.
Midfield isn’t really the area where United’s greatest strengths lie at the moment – they do continue to look light of a top quality holding player – but there’s enough in the squad to keep Van de Beek redundant.