Donny van de Beek has been slammed by Dutch veteran Marco van Basten, who claims that he ‘isn’t that good.’ After joining Manchester United for £35 million from Ajax last year, the 24-year-old midfielder is yet to make a competitive game for the Red Devils this season.
Van de Beek rose to prominence at Ajax but has struggled to replicate his greatest form in England, according to van Basten, who believes it was a poor decision considering the differences in playing the No10 role in the Eredivisie and abroad.
‘It just wasn’t smart choices. If you say you spoke to Real Madrid and then you go to Manchester United, you are betting way too high,’ van Basten is quoted as saying by Voetbal Zone.
‘Van de Beek is not that good. As number 10 at Ajax it is much easier than as number 10 in Spain or England. ‘In the Netherlands you get a lot of help, you get opportunities, but that is not the case abroad.’
The midfielder is yet to feature for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season having started just four Premier League matches in 2020-21.
Source: Daily Mail