Manchester United flop Donny van de Beek’s career hits new low
Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek received an apology from his manager at Frankfurt after he was omitted from the German club’s European squad.
Van de Beek joined United in 2020 after gaining a reputation as one of the most promising midfielders in Europe, but his stay at Old Trafford has been nothing short of disastrous.
Van de Beek has completed 90 minutes on just nine occasions since joining United, and only managed that feat three times in the Premier League.
‘I told Donny that I was sorry’
Van de Beek joined Frankfurt on loan in January and has made four Bundesliga appearances for them but was last week excluded from the team’s Europa Conference League squad.
“He’s only played a total of four games in the last two years, so it won’t happen overnight,” Frankfurt manager Dino Toppmoller said.
“But I have 100% confidence in his quality, he’ll definitely help us in the second half of the season. I told Donny that I was sorry but also what I expected from him now.”
Frankfurt have an option to make the deal to sign Van de Beek permanent in the summer.
Speaking after leaving United in January, Van de Beek said he was confident of helping his new teammates in Germany.
“If you don’t play as many games as you want, it’s tough, but that’s the past now,” Van de Beek said. “I’m here now and I’m positive, which is the most important thing and then things can change.
“I’m looking forward now. I think it helps when you play with players [at United] who have achieved a lot and have experience. You see them in training every day, which helps develop you and I’ll try to bring that here as well to help the team.”