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Manchester United loanee told he might feel the ‘Kevin de Bruyne effect’ in the Bundesliga



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Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek has been told that he could follow a similar storyline to Kevin de Bruyne in the Bundesliga.

Donny van de Beek is spending the rest of his 2023/24 season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt after playing just 21 minutes at Manchester United in the first half of the campaign after being effectively exiled by Erik ten Hag.

The midfielder was meant to depart United in the summer, but a loan to La Liga fell through in the last moments, and he has either stayed out of the squad or sat on the bench ever since.

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While his career at Old Trafford has not been a success, former United defender Paul Parker believes that Van de Beek should “go and enjoy himself” in the Bundesliga.

“I don’t need to tell Donny van de Beek that he should go and enjoy himself, because I know he will,” Parker told wettbasis.

“He is going to a top club and a respected club in Germany, and more than anything, he is going to a better environment where people won’t throw stones at him week in, week out. He is going to feel more wanted. I think he will feel very much let down by Man United and his previous manager.

“I hope he will go there and prove a point. He is a very good player, now he just needs to prove himself again.”

Speaking further, Parker said he thinks Van de Beek could end up living a similar story to Kevin de Bruyne, who saw a huge resurgence while at Wolfsburg after a failed time at Chelsea, which led to him becoming one of the best midfielders in the world with Manchester City.

“This could end up being another Kevin De Bruyne story, to be honest. The same could happen to him.

“He could replicate what he did at Wolfsburg and get a move back to a very big club in the future.

“I really hope he does that because he is a lovely lad. He was never given the opportunity to prove people wrong, and I hope he will do that now.”