Heitinga fears for Man-Utd's Van de Beek

Mon 14 December 2020 | 16:22

The former Everton player fears that the skills of his fellow countryman would go to waste with the Red Devils.

According to Johnny Heitinga,

Donny Van de Beek

move to

Manchester United

may have been wrong and with the presence of players like




, and


there will be little time for the Dutchman to develop his performance.


, who believes his fellow countryman made a mistake by leaving


, said:

“He has had an impact when coming on.”

“I have doubts that he made the right decision in going to Manchester United because they have top quality midfielders – Pogba, Bruno Fernandes.”

“He has to get used to the speed of play, the fitness. It’s tough, it’s intense in the Premier League, the Dutch league can’t be compared.”

“Frenkie de Jong is playing at Barcelona, Matthijs de Ligt is at Juventus, Hakim Ziyech is playing for Chelsea, so Donny was part of a team and now he has to do it by himself.”

“It’s not easy when you see the midfielders at Manchester United to play them out of the team.”

“I’m in doubt if he made the right decision to make that move. I’m a little bit worried about his development because he isn’t playing many games. At his age, he needs to play games. This is not good for his development.”

Mario Melchiot

also agreed with the former Netherlands international adding:

“I like Donny, he’s a nice kid. When players come broad, they have to understand that when you play in your home country you get, I don’t want to say protection, but you get a certain treatment – certainly coming through Ajax. When you get to England, it’s a whole different ball game.”

“At Ajax you learn a lot but my aim was to come to England and not stay in Holland. Now that he is there, he has to work really hard on himself – harder than he can imagine.”

“Sitting on the bench, I hated it the most and I’m sure he will have the same feeling. He has to work it out quickly.”

source: SportMob

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