‘Stunned’ Man Utd man demands answers in crisis talks with Woodward

Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba and Donny Van de Beek of Man Utd

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek wants to hold ‘showdown’ talks with Ed Woodward over his future at Old Trafford, a report claims.

Van de Beek arrived in Manchester last summer as a marquee signing, following his stellar form for Ajax.

However, he has struggled for match minutes, let alone recreating such performances, since his move to England.

The Dutchman has only started two of United‘s top-flight games this term. Furthermore, his 13 outings in the league amount to only 311 minutes from a possible 1,170.

But despite still being in his debut season with the Red Devils, the Daily Star reports that it could be his last.

The newspaper claims that Van de Beek ‘wants to quit’ after less than a full season at his latest club.

The 23-year-old feels ‘stunned’ at the way manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has treated him this season and fears that he has no long-term future if his lack of game time this term is anything to go by.

What’s more, he has concerns that he will not make the Netherlands’ squad for this summer’s European Championships.

Solskjaer: Van de Beek needs time

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated to Donny van de Beek just how rated he is at Manchester United and said the midfielder needs time to adjust to his new club.

As such, he plans to hold ‘showdown’ talks with United’s executive vice-chairman Woodward.

Those discussions will take place before the end of the season and will see Van de Beek demand ‘answers’ for his lack of game time.

Solskjaer has defended Van de Beek

Van de Beek was one of the standout players in the Ajax team which dethroned Real Madrid on their way to the Champions League semi-finals two seasons ago.

Therefore, he arrived with much anticipation about his impact, which he has so far failed to fulfil.

Solskjaer faced a barrage of questions earlier in the campaign for his use of the player.

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Indeed, after supplying an assist as a substitute on his Premier League debut, it took until the end of November for Van de Beek’s first league start to arrive.

Solskjaer has continually defended the midfielder, insisting that he has a long-term future at Old Trafford.

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