To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now

Donny Van De Beek Stays Back At Old Trafford After Liverpool Defeat To Train Alone

Tom Fenton


Donny Van De Beek Stays Back At Old Trafford After Liverpool Defeat To Train Alone

Donny van de Beek can't get a game for love nor money at the moment - but it certainly isn't for the want of trying.

In the wake of Manchester United's humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, one lone player could be seen completing running drills on the Old Trafford turf, long after the fans had gone home - that being the former Ajax man.

Van de Beek has played just three times so far this season, starting only one of those against West Ham United in the Carabao Cup.

Unsurprisingly, he didn't manage to get off the bench against Liverpool either, with Paul Pogba instead being introduced as a second-half sub.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

The Frenchman lasted only minutes before being sent off for a rash tackle on Liverpool's Naby Keita.

For many, it represented an attitude problem at the heart of the club, so Van de Beek's contrastingly professional approach, in spite of his dire situation, impressed a lot of fans.

As @ShaneHannon01 pointed out on Twitter, it must be a bitter pill to swallow for the 24-year-old, as the players who got selected ahead of him to play against Liverpool didn't exactly cover themselves in glory.

Many of the responses to the original Tweet were sympathetic towards van de Beek, with some speculating that the midfielder would like to go back to Ajax - where the academy graduate first made his name.

The Dutch international was a standout under Erik ten Hag, playing a seminal role in Ajax's run to the Champions League Semi-final back in 2019.

Van de Beek's form earned him a £35 million move to Manchester United the following summer, although it's fair to say that Solskjaer hasn't warmed to his big-money signing.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Should the Norwegian manager be sacked in the coming days, as some reports suggest he will, a van de Beek redemption at Old Trafford could still be possible.

Topics: Liverpool, Donny van de Beek, Manchester United, Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Tom Fenton
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You


Jaap Stam expertly breaks down how to defend against Erling Haaland

2 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Cristiano Ronaldo's disasterclass against Spain shown in highlights reel

11 hours ago