Despite the fact that he has reunited with Erik ten Hag, his old manager at Ajax, his situation has not improved. During this season, the midfielder has only managed to accumulate 21 minutes of playing time across all competitions.
In the event that Van de Beek makes the decision to look for chances elsewhere, Ten Hag makes it clear that he is in agreement with his choice.
The manager of United made the following observation: “I can see that he needs to play for the sake of his career and to ensure everything else.”
In a recent statement, Van van Beek acknowledged that despite the considerable pay he receives at United, he is currently confronted with a significant dilemma regarding his future. He emphasized his wish to begin playing more frequently.
“I need to start playing matches soon, whether it’s at Manchester United or another club,” he said in an interview with De Telegraaf for the newspaper. “I consider this to be a worthy goal for itself. The sport of football has always been my primary interest.
Although I am grateful for the opportunity to work for such a prestigious club as Manchester United, financial gain has never been my primary motivation. Each and every day, I want to be excited to go to work when I get up.
Due to a knee injury that I sustained during the previous season, I was unable to play for several months. My thankfulness for my career is only increased by the fact that I had to go through this unfortunate event.
My pride in wearing the Manchester United shirt on a daily basis is unshakeable, even though I am currently employed by a fantastic club. My zeal, on the other hand, is bursting at the seams now that I have fully recovered and am training ceaselessly. With that being said, there will come a moment when decisions will need to be taken.
“I look forward to getting back out on the field. Different decisions are being made by the manager at this time. In addition to me, there are other people who are hammering on the door, and we have a powerful team. It will be interesting to see what happens in January.
When Van de Beek was playing for Ajax, Ten Hag was his coach, and he helped him develop into one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe.
A nomination for the Ballon d’Or in 2019 was bestowed upon him as a result of his achievements, and he was an essential component in Ajax’s remarkable run that brought them to the verge of the Champions League final.
Van van Beek eventually reached an agreement with Manchester United to join the club in the summer of 2020 for a fee of forty million pounds, despite the fact that Real Madrid was interested in him as a possible long-term replacement for Paul Pogba from Manchester United.
However, during his first season in the Premier League, he only made four starts, and after that, his opportunities rapidly decreased.
During the summer, it was claimed that Van van Beek was in communication with a number of European clubs, including AC Milan, Inter, and Roma, as he considered his options for a possible exit from the club.
A return to Ajax was one of the other possible destinations, along with OGC Nice and Celtic. However, no decision had been made on these potential destinations.