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“What does he actually do?” – Man United player slammed as INEOS aim for summer sale



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One Manchester United player has been slammed for their impact on loan this season as INEOS plan for a summer sale.

Donny van de Beek’s time at United has been nothing short of a disaster for a player who was once one of the most highly-rated young footballers in Europe.

Having been part of Erik ten Hag’s hugely successful Ajax team, Van de Beek earned himself a move to Old Trafford in the summer of 2020, but problems quickly emerged.

Under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, it seemed that no one actually knew the way to get the best out of the Dutchman, who was not the first-choice no.6, no.8 or no.10.

Van de Beek often stated that he was willing to play anywhere in the midfield setup, partly because of his lack of game-time, but his on-loan club, Eintracht Frankfurt, appear to be having the same questions now.

Since moving to the Bundesliga on a six-month loan in January, the United midfielder has made just six appearances and failed to make a lasting impact in any of them.

That has seemingly led Van de Beek towards a similar situation he had at United, being an unused substitute and getting questioned by media and fans alike.

“What does Donny van de Beek actually do?,” was a question the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper posed. “(The fans) haven’t heard or seen anything for a long time from the Dutchman who, in football terms, was supposed to bring the stars out of the sky for Frankfurt.”

FAZ reporter Ralf Weitbrecht added: “Nothing came of it (from his early appearances for Frankfurt). A few appearances for Eintracht – that’s it so far. In the last three Bundesliga games, the midfielder, who turned 27 in mid-April, has not (got on the pitch) at all.”

INEOS will be hopeful of still being able to generate some level of cash for Van de Beek in the summer transfer window, and reports have stated that Frankfurt have not yet ruled out activating the buy option in his loan contract.

However, if they do not, United will need to start looking around Europe because the loan to try and boost Van de Beek’s status has not gone that way.