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Former Donny Van De Beek Agent Slams Manchester United For Favouring Certain Players

Former Donny Van De Beek Agent Slams Manchester United For Favouring Certain Players
By Gary Connaughton
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Donny van Beek's career at Manchester United has been a disaster.

He arrived at the club from Ajax with a big reputation, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed to have little interest in playing him. He hardly featured for United under the Norwegian, while he would then be sent to Everton on loan last January by Ralf Rangnick.

Having failed to impress at Goodison Park, many felt he would be given another opportunity at Old Trafford under Erik ten Hag. The pair previously had a very good relationship in Amsterdam where the midfielder played the best football of his career.

Despite this, he has played a grand total of 19 minutes in the Premier League so far this season.

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It seems his time at the club is quickly coming to an end, although some believe that is not all down to the player himself.

Donny van de Beek agent on the politics at Manchester United

The player's former agent believes that Donny van de Beek has been very harshly treated at Manchester United, especially in comparison to some of his teammates.

Speaking to Voetbal Primeur, Guido Albers used the example of Paul Pogba as a player who was seemingly given preferential treatment compared to his ex client.

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I saw the disappointment with the way he has been treated by Manchester United and he has seen up close what I did to turn the situation around.

In the Netherlands, Donny got all the appreciation, performed well and was super popular with the fans. At Manchester United, he then never played. The relationship between him and the club really cooled down badly.

Politics and interests also play a role there. He had to compete with Paul Pogba. He [Pogba] reported to the training camp too late [in March 2021], said sorry and was allowed to play again – in the place of a boy who trained ten hours a day for eight weeks to show that he was good enough...

I underestimated what not playing anymore has done to him mentally. I should have looked earlier: how can I help him.

Donny van de Beek parted ways with Albers at the start of the year as he attempted to engineer a move away from Manchester United, ultimately ending up at Everton.

Considering he also failed to star on Merseyside, you get the sense that his lack of success in England is not entirely down to his parent club.

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At this stage a permanent move elsewhere would seem to suit all parties.

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