However, the Red Devils are now in pole position to sign the Ajax midfielder after Madrid decided to recall players from loans.
The football journalist believes Ajax will be vulnerable to a lucrative offer for the youngster, having been knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages.
Ever since he broke into the first team, the 23-year-old has become a man in-demand, as he played 23 games in the Eredivisie this season, scoring 8 goals, creating 5 assists, taking 1.9 shots per game, averaging 1.8 key passes, and completing 1 dribble on average (via WhoScored).
Unsurprisingly, it seems many United fans are unhappy about seemingly being Van de Beek’s second choice, as several slammed the transfer update on social media, with a supporter tweeting it is “embarrassing,” while another added “no thanks.” One fan even tweeted it would be a “mistake” to sign the Dutchman in the summer, which is harsh considering his performances this season.
Scroll through some of the scathing reactions so far…
again, why would we want to be second choice its embarrassing… second choice to KNOWONE. Players who come have to be commited to the cause.
— jay jay evans (@jayjay_evans) June 8, 2020
No, for second choice, just refuse, united more bigger than his name. Selfish
— bagasarsitekbaik (@cahyobagaskoro_) June 9, 2020
We only need a right winger in midfield and Donny could do that, but he wouldn’t be great at it. This would be a mistake
— Joe Carlos (@JoeyCarl01) June 9, 2020
So we’re second choice? No thanks Donny lad
— James Cusick (@jimmyrosiesdad) June 9, 2020
Why go after someone who didn’t want to come to Man United? So just because Real Madrid have no intentions of buying players now he is considering coming to United, it means he is not coming because he wants to but jst bcoz its the only team available at the moment.
— Themba Evans (@ThembaEvans6) June 9, 2020
A player never chooses us as a second option. You want Man United as your dream club, We choose who plays for us.
— Eric Iyke (@UzoukwuEricIyke) June 9, 2020
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