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Hughes can see the £40m flop leaving Manchester United this summer

Mon 22 March 2021 | 9:44

Since joining the Red Devils from Ajax, Van de Beek has failed to live up to expectations as he blew his latest chance to make an impact during Man United’s 3-1 FA Cup defeat to Leicester City on Sunday.

Mark Hughes told Stadium Astro of the Dutchman: "Clearly it’s difficult, he hasn’t had enough game time and you can see that in his play.

"He’s wandering and not really getting on the ball, doesn’t know how to affect the game, can’t demand the ball of his team-mates because they’re not quite sure whether or not they have enough confidence in him. 

"He looks like a guy who’s wandering around lost on the field. Okay, some of that responsibility he has to take on himself, he has to be more demonstrative, he has to be a key player.

"He’s a big-money signing he’s come from a big club in Ajax so he’s used to being a top player of influence. 

"But clearly, since he’s come to United he hasn’t shown anything like what the level he needs to be at to remain a Man United player. 

"He can only have so many opportunities, at some point he’s going to have to take them or United will move him on. I think they’re edging towards that decision if he’s not careful."

A brace from Kelechi Iheanacho and another goal from Youri Tielemans sent the Foxes past the Red Devils into the FA Cup’s semi-final as Leicester dominated the midfield battle throughout the 90 minutes.

source: SportMob