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The Netherlands international rarely featured for United after arriving from Ajax in summer 2020 and it's baffled everyone.
Van de Beek joined Everton on loan in January and dropped a Man of the Match performance in his first start vs Leeds United.
Just what was going wrong at Old Trafford? Well, according to the 12th Man on YouTube, van de Beek was doing all the right things.
'Van de Beek is always being IGNORED by his teammates' is a straight to the point title but after viewing, you can't really argue with it.
The 24-year-old always hunted for the ball in a United shirt and looked for ways to get himself involved in the game.
He'd occupy positions that are normally left vacant by regular starters Fred and Scott McTominay, while trying to get on the front foot.
Nothing ever panned out however and it certainly wasn't down to a lack of effort.
Reports suggest United's coaching staff saw van de Beek as 'too weak' to regularly start in the Premier League.
Van de Beek failed to nail down a starting spot under former Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and current interim chief Ralf Rangnick.
Fans have reacted to the footage and they're so frustrated van de Beek never got a fair chance.
One commented: "I think this is what frustrates me so much about him not getting a chance. He pays a simple game with incredible talent and keeps the play moving. How do you not start him every game?"
Another said: "This video tells everything i was saying for a year. You’re right, he was playing with clowns. He was too good for them."
While a third put: "I’m glad I’m not the only one who actually watches a football match, and thought to myself that this player is actually good."
United's loss is Everton's gain as they look to pull away from the relegation zone.
New Toffees manager Frank Lampard spoke glowingly about van de Beek after he made an instant impact at the weekend.
"I sort of expected that, because I knew Donny as a player from the outside, brought him here because of his talents in terms of he can play, his intelligence, his work ethic, really intelligent and technical player," Lampard explained post-match.
“He was part of a really strong work-ethic kind of performance, he matched the other players in that sense, he gave us a sense of calm, he linked the play, looks confident on the ball and that’s exactly what I brought him here to do.
"I think he can do different roles, and that was the beauty and why I moved so quickly to try to get him when I came in."