Van Gaal: Van de Beek made a mistake by joining Man Utd

Sun 13 December 2020 | 14:37

Former Red Devils boss believes that a Manchester United transfer was not a good choice for the Dutch midfielder.

Donny van de Beek

was an unused sub in

Manchester United

’s 0-0 draw against Manchester City on Saturday. Having left Ajax last summer, the Dutch midfielder joined Solskjaer’s team with a £40million deal but he has made only two starts in the

Premier League

so far. Despite Solskjaer’s statement that he will integrate van de Beek into the squad,

Louis Van Gaal

believes that it was a mistake for the player to join the Red Devils. 

"I hope his time will come, but I don't think he made a good choice,"

Van Gaal told Dutch television channel 


"I said that right away. If you have Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, what position should Van de Beek be in?

"He doesn't have the qualities of Pogba and Fernandes. And now you see that Pogba often doesn't start. Where should Van de Beek play then?

"I think you could have seen that beforehand. There are so many teams, which could have done better justice to him, also in the top. He is a boy with many qualities."

Van de Beek’s next chance to play for the Red Devils will be Manchester United’s Thursday match against

Sheffield United


source: SportMob