Manchester United: Erik ten Hag Makes Initial Decision on Donny van de Beek Future

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Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek will reportedly play a key part in the plans of the club’s new manager Erik ten Hag.

According to Fabrizio Romano, ten Hag is convinced the Dutch international can play an important role in his Old Trafford revolution. Van de Beek is back at the club having spent time on loan at Everton last season.

Manchester United Manager Erik ten Hag Intends to Offer Donny van de Beek a First-Team Revival

Club Bosses Always Kept Faith in the Midfielder

Van de Beek’s Premier League future has been the subject of uncertainly for some time, with the midfielder having so far failed to establish himself at Manchester United.

However, when the Old Trafford club sanctioned the player’s loan departure to Everton in January, they made sure to avoid providing the Toffees with any option to make the 25-year-old’s stay on Merseyside a permanent one.

The reasoning behind this decision was that the Red Devils were managerless at the time, and club bosses felt van de Beek could become an important player under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent successor.

With van de Beek’s Dutch compatriot Erik ten Hag now in the dugout at Old Trafford, it looks like the midfielder is set for a reversal in fortunes at the club, having been shown little faith by Solskjaer or the Norwegian’s interim replacement Ralf Ragnick.

Ten Hag Clear in Messages to Club’s Board Over van de Beek

Initially, ten Hag is understood to have been clear and direct in his dialogue with the Manchester United board over van de Beek’s role in his side next season and beyond.

The 52-year-old sees van de Beek as a playing a potentially crucial role in the upcoming campaign, meaning any doubt as to the player’s future appears to have been put to bed for now.

Ten Hag is no stranger to van de Beek’s abilities, with the pair having worked together at Ajax and now ready to establish a fruitful reuinion in Manchester.

Additionally, ten Hag already has precious little to work with by way of midfield options at his new club. Experienced heads Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic are leaving on free transfers this summer, as are Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba.


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