Manchester United will rebuff any summer approaches for Donny van de Beek (Picture: Getty)
Manchester United will reject any approaches for Donny van de Beek this summer despite his poor first season at Old Trafford.
Much was expected of Van de Beek following his £40million move from Ajax last summer but he has endured a disappointing debut season in the Premier League.
The 24-year-old has started just two league matches, playing less than 330 minutes, and has still only scored one goal for his new club.
Given Van de Beek’s role in the periphery at Old Trafford, there has been speculation that Manchester United may sell or loan out the Dutchman this summer.
But The Sun say Van de Beek will remain at the Theatre of Dreams, with United set to rebuff any summer offers for a player they still rate very highly.
Van de Beek’s former club Ajax are said to be keen to re-sign him on a season-long loan deal but Old Trafford chiefs are ready to reject any approaches.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held talks with Van de Beek recently and assured the midfielder that he will have a bigger role to play next season.
Van de Beek has struggled to make much of an impact this season (Picture: Getty)
Speaking last month, Manchester United legend Paul Scholes hit out at Van de Beek’s critics and said it is ‘impossible’ for him to make a big impression with such limited game-time.
‘Axel Tuanzebe had a great year at Aston Villa, went on loan and did really well,’ Scholes said on the Webby and O’Neill show. ‘He did get a couple of chances this season but it didn’t quite work out.
‘They need a run of games. It’s like Van de Beek, everyone’s having a go at him. He plays one game and then he doesn’t play for the next 10 games.
‘It’s impossible for those kind of players to get any kind of form if they’re not playing games.’
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