Donny van de Beek could leave Manchester United in January, despite Ralf Rangnick's assurances

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Out-of-favour Donny van de Beek could leave Manchester United in January, with Dutchman exploring his options despite Ralf Rangnick’s assurances of regular football

  • Donny van de Beek could still leave Manchester United this month
  • Dutchman has been a largely peripheral figure under three managers
  • Ralf Rangnick had promised to play Van de Beek more regularly after taking over
  • But 24-year-old midfielder has started just one game under the German
  • Former Ajax star is yet to start a Premier League match this season  


Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek could leave Old Trafford in January and he is reportedly considering his options after failing to establish himself as a regular under Ralf Rangnick. 

According to ESPN, the midfielder hasn’t been convinced by the German’s promises of greater involvement and is eager to play regularly to reclaim his place in the Holland squad.

The 24-year-old won the last of his 19 caps for the national team in June last year and was not included in any of the seven World Cup qualifiers the Oranje played over the last four months. 

Donny van de Beek could still leave Manchester United in the January transfer window

Donny van de Beek could still leave Manchester United in the January transfer window

Holland manager Louis Van Gaal has made clear he will only consider players who feature regularly for their clubs, meaning Van de Beek may have to leave Old Trafford in order to win a place in the squad for the World Cup in Qatar this winter. 

The Dutchman joined United in a £35 million deal from Ajax in the summer of 2020 but has been a largely peripheral figure so far. 

The 24-year-old started only four Premier League games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season and is yet to be included in the starting XI for a league match this term.

After taking over as interim manager at Old Trafford in November, Rangnick suggested Van de Beek would be more involved but has named him among the starters just once.  

Ralf Rangnick has been the latest United manager to snub the Dutchman since his arrival

Ralf Rangnick has been the latest United manager to snub the Dutchman since his arrival 

Van de Beek's only start under Rangnick came against Young Boys in the Champions League

Van de Beek’s only start under Rangnick came against Young Boys in the Champions League

The midfielder was an unused substitute for United’s 1-0 defeat against Wolves at Old Trafford on Monday night. 

According to the report, United would be prepared to allow Van de Beek to leave on loan but will only consider offers that include a loan fee and that will cover the player’s wages for the remainder of the season.

Rangnick will have the final say on any deal and the German is understood to be eager to keep the midfielder at Old Trafford, given United are still involved in three different competitions.

The Dutchman is eager to regain his place in the Holland squad for the 2022 World Cup

The Dutchman is eager to regain his place in the Holland squad for the 2022 World Cup

Earlier this week, the Mirror reported that Van de Beek’s plans of leaving in January could be further complicated by a dispute involving his current and former agent.

The former Ajax player parted ways with his agent Guido Albers in October and reportedly turned to Ali Dursun, who has worked for the likes of Frenkie de Jong and Victor Lindelof.

His plans to appoint Dursun as his new agent, however, have been blocked by Albers, who is determined to hold the player to a contract he signed in 2020.  

Rangnick is dealing with growing unrest with several United players thought to be unhappy

Rangnick is dealing with growing unrest with several United players thought to be unhappy

Van de Beek is just one of several United players who are understood to be disillusioned with life at Old Trafford. 

As reported by Sportsmail, the mood around Carrington has been described as ‘oppressive’, with up to half the squad said to be unhappy.

The Dutchman is one part of a group of players containing Anthony Martial, Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Dean Henderson who would leave this month if they had the opportunity.

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