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Donny van de Beek Has no Chance of Staying at Manchester United Beyond January, Insists Paul Ince

By Amreen
Paul Ince believes Donny van de Beek's Manchester United career is all but over
Paul Ince believes Donny van de Beek's Manchester United career is all but over / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Paul Ince believes Donny van de Beek's career as a Manchester United player is officially over and he expects the midfielder to be offloaded during the January transfer window.

Van de Beek arrived at United last summer for a fee of around £35million, but failed to make a find a spot for himself in the first team, and has regularly been touted with a move away from Old Trafford.

Former United midfielder Ince believes the Dutchman will Van de Beek will never make a breakthrough at the club. "Absolutely no chance!" Ince told The United Stand YouTube channel. "He's tried to make the player happy [by playing him].

"It's always tough when you don't play to come and make an impression on your first start and to sub him off at half-time… what does it say to us, what does it say to the fans?

"What does it say to Donny? If I can't get a full game against Young Boys, ten men or no ten men, then it's time for me to go.' There's nothing Ole could say that would persuade me that my future is at Manchester United. I wish it was because it's the biggest club in the world but he needs to play football."

"[Scott] McTominay is back now, [Nemanja] Matic – who I love – is back, he’s got Fred," Ince added. "He's never not going to play [Bruno] Fernandes or [Paul] Pogba, he's got [Jesse] Lingard who can play in that role so the signs are there and I expect him to be gone in January.

"Whether it's a loan… they won't be getting the money back that they paid for him. You feel sorry for him because he looks like a nice lad, looks like he wants to do well, looks like the ultimate professional and he must know now that the writing is on the wall, unfortunately."