Dutch legend reckons Donny van de Beek shouldn’t have signed for Man Utd.

The Dutch international has not had the chance to replicate his Ajax form in his debut season in the Premier League, starting just two Premier League games all season.


The Dutch international has not had the chance to replicate his Ajax form in his debut season in the Premier League [GETTY]
The Dutch international has not had the chance to replicate his Ajax form in his debut season in the Premier League [GETTY]

The likes of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, and Fred are above Donny Van De Beek in the pecking order at Old Trafford.


Netherlands legend Marco Van Basten believes Donny van de Beek made the wrong decision to sign for Manchester United, accusing that the midfielder of "thinking he's a big boy".


The Netherlands international hasn't been able to secure a spot in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side due to the abundance of talents in the Red Devils' midfield, and not because he lacks quality.


Van de Beek is currently vying with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, and Fred following his summer move from Ajax.


However, the former AC Milan striker Van Basten does not pity the Ajax academy graduate as he reckons he prematurely made the move to England top flight.


“It just shows what a great life they have when they play at Ajax," Van Basten told Ziggo Sport, as reported by Soccernews.nl.


“They all think very quickly that they are a big boy here and can make it in other countries, but in the Netherlands, there is a nice competition.


“In a team like Ajax you are really helped, especially in the No.10 position. Then you often see that they go abroad and it is a different story.”


Despite his harsh words, Van Basten also urged the 24-year-old to prove his worth at Old Trafford.


He added: “You have to be able to take care of yourself. If you go to a club in another country, you have to be able to present yourself in that team in a way that the others will think: he is one of us, and with him, we are going to win."



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