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The Moment Donny Van De Beek Realised He Was Coming Off Was Hearbreaking

Ryan Sidle

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The Moment Donny Van De Beek Realised He Was Coming Off Was Hearbreaking

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision to bring off Donny van de Beek on Tuesday night in the FA Cup caused the Dutchman to look very upset.


Van de Beek got a rare start as Manchester United welcomed West Ham United to Old Trafford in the 5th round of the FA Cup, with Bruno Fernandes rested and Paul Pogba injured.

The former Ajax midfielder hasn't had a great start to life in England and his troubles continued in midweek, in what was only his 11th start in all competitions for Solskjaer's side.

After a less than inspiring performance, which could go for his teammates too, the Dutchman was inevitably removed after 73 minutes, with the game locked at 0-0, by Fernandes.

The moment that Van de Beek was substituted was nigh on heartbreaking, with the 23-year-old looking towards the substitutes board with a resigned look on his face.

The midfielder has twice been on the verge of a move to Real Madrid but when it broke down last year for the second time it gave Untied the opportunity to pounce.

Van de Beek cost a reported initial £35 million with an extra £5 million in add ons.

Solskjaer often played Fred and Scott McTominay together in central midfield at the beginning of the season, with Fernandes further forward, and the return to form of Paul Pogba has only hampered the Dutchman's chances of breaking into the first team.

Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Football News, Donny van de Beek, Manchester United, Premier League, FA Cup, West Ham United, West Ham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ryan Sidle
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