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Manchester United Signing Cristiano Ronaldo is a "Bad Move" for Donny van de Beek, Says Agent

By Amreen
Donny van de Beek's agent believes Cristiano Ronaldo's return is 'bad news' for the midfielder
Donny van de Beek's agent believes Cristiano Ronaldo's return is 'bad news' for the midfielder / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Donny van de Beek's agent, Guido Albers, has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United isn't good news for his client.

Van de Beek is yet to feature for the Red Devils this season and made just four Premier League starts in 2020-21. With the arrival of Ronaldo, the Dutchman's agent believes his client will be bumped further down the pecking order.

Speaking to Ziggo Sport in Holland, Van de Beek's agent Guido Albers said: "Cristiano arrived on Friday which we knew was bad news for us. [Paul] Pogba plays on the left, and with Cristiano's arrival it means another extra player in midfield with Pogba moving away from the left.

"We had conversations with Solskjaer and the board. We took the initiative to find a club and our search ended up at Everton. We opened talks with Marcel Brands and Farhad Moshiri. On Monday night [prior to deadline day] we received a call from Solskjaer and the club who told us that a transfer was out of the question and that he had to report himself to training the next morning."

Van de Beek featured in 36 matches across all competitions during his debut season at United, but majority of his appearances came off the bench. However, Albers expects his client to play more frequently.

He added: "The perspective now is that we stated that Donny is not a Carabao Cup player, or FA Cup player, or to play only in European games. Donny went to England to play in the Premier League.

"The way the conversation went this time [with Solskjaer] compared to last summer... things are much more clear now. I have full expectations that Donny will get his chance now. Donny worked extremely hard in the summer. He only had seven days off. The rest of the summer he trained to become top fit. He is totally ready."