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Van de Beek, who has endured a difficult term at Old Trafford, turns 24 today with his side wishing him a happy birthday on social media.
But United's post has NOT gone down well with supporters who have hit out at the club's birthday message.
Unsurprisingly, the Dutchman was named on the bench for their league clash with Burnley.
Shortly after releasing the starting XI, the Red Devils shared a picture of Van de Beek, accompanied with the caption: "Say hello to the birthday boy!"
Say hello to the birthday boy! :balloon::wave:
:trophy: #PL pic.twitter.com/W9M2K3nYEy
- Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 18, 2021
However, United's tweet fell on death ears among fans online.
Its Van De Beek's Birthday, what a chance to start him, if he Ole doesn't, he hates him or something.
- Falcon (@UTDfalcon) April 18, 2021
Never seen someone look more sad on their birthday. https://t.co/SsPzH17vmC
- (@Llama________) April 18, 2021
Whats the point of even saying happy birthday to him when he doesnt even play really and truly he is way better than FRED AND McTominay and should be playing every game
- . (@WaqarT_) April 18, 2021
Letting him have a rest on his birthday that's nice of u x
- Taylor :cherry_blossom: (@TaylorBr08) April 18, 2021
I mean at home again Burnley on his birthday.....surely he could've gotten a start
- Everton Walters (@Deano_Wal) April 18, 2021
Thanks guys he looks depressed
- Adam. (@DazzlingDonny) April 18, 2021
Should be starting
- :100: :tm: (@Prime_Utd) April 18, 2021
One angrily commented: "You serious? You're letting the birthday boy sit on the bench, with slim prospects of getting a kick. 'Happy' birthday indeed."
A second wrote: "Surely you're taking the p**s."
A third added: "For his birthday give him 20 mins instead of 5 mins please cheers."
A fourth said: "Is this some joke?"
Van de Beek has struggled for game-time this season following his transfer from Ajax.
The talented midfielder has only started two league matches this campaign with the majority of his minutes coming in cup competitions.
Featured Image Credit: PA/Manchester United
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