Donny van de Beek’s plan as Man Utd receives summer transfer requests

Manchester United star Donny van de Beek will turn down offers from other clubs this summer as he is determined to stay with the Red Devils.

The midfielder has had a disappointing first season at United and hasn’t played much playing time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Due to the 24-year-old’s lack of involvement last season, he had been linked with several clubs across Europe this summer, but it is believed he does not want a transfer.

The Netherlands international has been reported to be feeling “fit, fresh and ready for the challenge” heading into the next campaign after injury issues.

A groin problem prevented him from competing in Euro 2020 earlier this summer.

Donny van de Beek wants to prove himself at United
Donny van de Beek wants to prove himself at United

Van de Beek is ready to fight for his place in the squad, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The star could start to prove himself to Solskjaer in his preseason against Brentford on Wednesday as he is due to partner with the squad on Monday.

The Dutchman spoke about his lack of playing time last season.

He said in November: “I’m a patient person, but of course you go there to play as much as possible.

“I also think – in the minutes that I have done, in the times that I have entered – I have shown that I can add something to the team.”

Van de Beek joined United last season from Ajax and scored on his debut against Crystal Palace.

He is determined to end his five-year contract rather than stepping down a year after the deal began.

And Solskjaer is hoping to get back in shape as the manager is under pressure to win trophies this season after not winning any titles since taking office in 2018.

Solskjaer barely used Van de Beek at United
Solskjaer barely used Van de Beek at United

The boss came close last season with a second place in the Premier League and a loss to Villarreal on penalties in the Europa League final.

The Norwegian spoke of the last term, deeming it disappointing.

He said: “No, it’s not a successful season of course. Those are the fine margins in football. Sometimes a kick can decide whether a season is successful or not.

“There was an improvement, yes we were second in the league and nobody really expected that after the start we had and the lack of preseason.

“The boys were very good, but they narrowly missed out on penalties tonight. Trophies matter and that’s what matters at this club, so no (it hasn’t been a successful season).

Time will only tell if Solskjaer will make way for Van de Beek to prove himself at the club.

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