Erik ten Hag won’t permit Donny van de Beek to be signed by his previous team, Ajax, before the transfer window ends, even if the midfielder hasn’t made much of an impact for Manchester United.
Ajax and their former player have been linked, even as Manchester United are pursuing Antony.
A transfer away from Old Trafford is not anticipated, though.
Erik ten Hag is still confident that he can improve his form, so Manchester United will not consider any offers for Donny van de Beek.
In the 2020 summer transfer window, Manchester United signed Dutch international Van van Beek after Jack Grealish was thought to be too pricey by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But in his time at Old Trafford, the 25-year-old has only started four Premier League games for the Red Devils.
The Sun reports that, despite being astonished by his compatriot’s lack of self-assurance, Ten Hag still believes he can be a tremendous success at the club.
The Sun also reports that after receiving a tentative offer from Ajax for a season-long loan, United responded by claiming there was no chance of letting Van de Beek go.
Ten Hag supports Van de Beek in pushing his way into the starting lineup in the near future because he is confident in his ability to contribute this season.
In 52 appearances for United, Van de Beek has only contributed two goals and two assists. However, the majority of those appearances have been as a substitute.
He played at Everton during the second part of the season while on loan, scoring once in seven appearances for Frank Lampard’s team.
In both of United’s games thus far this season—a 2-1 loss to Brighton at Old Trafford and a 4-0 hammering by Brentford—the 25-year-old has been introduced as a late substitution.
According to reports, Ten Hag has gotten in touch with Van de Beek to find out what went wrong over the last two years and how he can make things right.
Given that he oversaw Van de Beek’s stellar play for Ajax, which culminated in the team’s journey to the Champions League semifinals in 2019, Ten Hag is aware of what Van de Beek is capable of.
The midfielder scored 41 goals and provided 34 assists in 175 games while playing as a No. 8 with the freedom to advance for Ajax.
Ten Hag was asked in May if he was looking forward to collaborating with Van de Beek once more. “Yes, Of course,” he replied.
“At that time, Ajax had a tremendous team. He and I were pretty good friends. Of course, I’m excited to see him on the field once more.”
Given their terrible start to the season, United will likely make changes to their midfield in forthcoming games.
Van van Beek, who was benched during recent losses to Brighton and Brentford, can anticipate being handed more opportunities moving forward.