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Manchester United supporters have been made to feel sorry for Donny van de Beek once again after he was "used as a coach" during the warm-up prior to the win over Spurs.
United responded to the 6-0 humbling at the hands of Liverpool last week with a 3-0 away win, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford all on the scoresheet.
Yet again, Van De Beek, who has played just 141 minutes in all competitions this term, was an unused substitute for the Red Devils.
In fact, his only contributions were during the warm-up where he was filmed giving lay-offs to his teammates as they took shots at goal.
Normally you would get a coach doing this job in the shooting drills, though it has been noted that Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard have done it on occasion.
But it's pretty much the only thing Van de Beek, a £35 million signing in 2020, has been doing and United fans are not happy with the treatment he's receiving.
I just don't see why Ole has talent sitting on the bench and prefers this Mcfred combo. Mtcheeww.. SMH. Donny's being set up to fail and I wish he goes on loan coming January to get some game time and come back stronger💪. Different system same personnel, we're lucky to have won.— Leo (@lionel4real85) October 31, 2021
It’s a joke. If we are playing a 342 Donny would be great in the middle of the midfield linking with Bruno and the front 2— stan burke (@stanburke6) October 31, 2021
If only he was as good as Fred and mctominay 🤷♂️🤦♂️— Dave Kaaria (@davekaaria) October 31, 2021
But yeah I really don’t understand how he doesn’t start. What a waste!
I don't think we ever treated players this bad before. It's disgusting and humiliating for him. I can understand if he is a lousy player and gets dropped, but Fred gets so many chances and drives me mad every game. DVB could've achieved so much at Ajax. Why do we even buy him? 🤬— AM 🏳️🌈 (@adammcgilchrist) October 31, 2021
I feel so bad for him. Dude needs to leave or preferably they sack ole ASAP. This treatment of Donny is so annoying— Inem Joshua (@iam_nemboy) October 31, 2021
The Netherlands international has played just 1,597 minutes under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, starting just two games in the Premier League.
Clearly unhappy with his lack of game-time and situation on the hall, Van de Beek has recently changed agents and hired Ali Dursun following conversations in the dressing room, as per the Daily Mail.
Dursun represents Victor Lindelof and Van de Beek's former Ajax teammate Frenkie de Jong, now at Barcelona.
The same report claims Everton and Wolves have registered an interest in taking the 24-year-old on loan as we head towards the January transfer window.
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