Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk not happy with Man Utd’s handling of Donny van de Beek.


Manchester United players have been accused of "overlooking" Donny van de Beek [Getty]

Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk has been critical of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's handling of Donny van de Beek and also called out the midfielder’s United team-mates.


The Netherlands international moved to Old Trafford from Ajax last summer for £35m and has struggled to play regularly at the Theatre of Dreams.

However, Marwijk believes Van de Beek's football style doesn’t fit at United, and it has led to his club teammates “overlooking” him during games.


In his column for Dutch publication De Telegraaf ,Van Marwijk said as Sport Witness reported: "The same position play that made him so strong at Ajax is not there at Manchester United.

"There, the spaces he is looking for between midfield and defence of the opposing team are missing or his teammates let the moment pass by.


"His well-timed runs are not recognized there. So, this is also the problem for him.

"He is an excellent player, but at the same time, he is dependent on his teammates and the position play that brings his team to the pitch.


"In order to succeed and survive abroad, it seems that something else is necessary. Then you will also have to have or develop other qualities.

"If your teammates overlook you and the game is not aligned with you, you will also need to be able to find your way.

"Then that good team player will have to think more about themselves and also have the technical and tactical qualities to make the difference on their own."


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