Matic and Van de Beek starred as Man United beat Everton 4-0 in an Old Trafford friendly ahead of the new season.
The midfielders dictated play in the engine room of the pitch, with the Dutchman impressing Man United fans on social media.
Supporters online praised the 24-year-old's outing as he showed his worth following a frustrating campaign last season.
Van de Beek featured heavily off the bench under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but his performance against the Toffees could see him earn a spot in the starting XI in their Premier League opener versus Leeds United.
Fans want the duo of Matic and Van de Beek to start over Scott McTominay and Fred.
Bruno, Van De beek and Matic midfield in that first half today pic.twitter.com/gM3x1Fyh0g- :tm: (@MercurialManc) August 7, 2021
If I see McFred starting next Saturday instead of Matic & Van de Beek I'm turning the car around.- * (@SpencerMorgan97) August 7, 2021
I think we should go with the Matic and Van De Beek pivot and Pogba at Lw against Leeds- ⛓Mark⛓ (@MrK_UTD) August 7, 2021
Donny van de Beek showing Solskjaer he can offer a lot more defensively than just being a no.8 or playing around the opposition box.- UtdFaithfuls (@UtdFaithfuls) August 7, 2021
His interceptions have been top notch - proves he can comfortably play in a double pivot while also helping transition from defence to attack.
This van de beek & matic pivot over McFred any day- RiZzy:red_circle: (@RiZzyUTD) August 7, 2021
Van De Beek looking very sharp. Happy for him- Lατιf (@iLatif_) August 7, 2021
Van De Beek and Matic should get more playing time.- Nergy:skull::lifter:️ (@nergy_best) August 7, 2021
They've controlled the midfield and they're looking so sharp
The Red Devils kick off their 2021/22 season at home to Leeds next Saturday.
Will Solskjaer start Matic and Van de Beek? Watch this space.
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