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Donny van de Beek to Quit Manchester United Less Than One Year After Joining After Lack of Playing Time

By Amreen
Donny van de Beek is ready to quit Manchester United after one season
Donny van de Beek is ready to quit Manchester United after one season / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Donny van de Beek is reportedly set to leave Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window due to lack of playing time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The midfielder made a £40million move from Ajax last summer but has failed to cement a regular spot in Solskjaer's starting XI, and has just two Premier League starts to his name this campaign.

According to the Daily Star, the 23-year-old is set to hold talks with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward before the end of the season. The report also states that the Dutchman has made up his mind to leave Old Trafford in order to get his career back on track.

It is further claimed that Solskjaer did not want to sign Van de Beek in the first place, and the player is seeking for answers from Woodward over his transfer. He has reportedly been sidelined all of last month with a 'mystery injury', but could be back in contention for United's Europa League trip to Milan this week.

Van de Beek has started 11 games in all competitions with the rest of his 15 appearances coming from the bench with the Red Devils boss preferring to choose Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, and Fred over him.

Marco van Basten previously hit out at the midfielder claiming he shouldn't have moved to Old Trafford, and said it was "a really bad" decision. Ronald de Boer, whose brother Frank is Holland boss, claimed that Van de Beek "may have to declare that he should be loaned or even sold" if his situation at United doesn't improve.