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Manchester United Women's Team Star Trolls Donny Van de Beek Over Old Trafford Struggles

Mudeet Arora
Jackie Groenen has revealed that she trolled Donny van de Beek over lack of Old Trafford playing time
Jackie Groenen has revealed that she trolled Donny van de Beek over lack of Old Trafford playing time / Michael Regan/Getty Images
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Manchester United's women's team star Jackie Groenen has admitted that she playfully teased fellow Dutch national Donny van de Beek over his lack of playing time at Old Trafford.

Van de Beek signed for United last summer from Ajax and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intended to grow his squad depth, especially in midfield. The Dutchman wasn't given enough chances to establish himself as a regular by Solskjaer which led to limited playing time for him throughout this season.

In an interview with ESPN Netherlands, Goroenen hilariously revealed that she made fun of Donny by saying she had played at Old Trafford more times than him. She also said that she talks with Van de Beek regularly and believes that he is happy at United despite his lack of playing time this season.

She said, "I joked the other day by telling him that I've played Old Trafford more times than he has. I think he's having a good time, so it must be fine. I talk to him regularly."

Van de Beek hasn't started a single match for United in 2021 and only played more than 20 minutes in a game just once since last year in December.

Groenen, meanwhile, has been at United since 2019 after making the move from Eintracht Frankfurt.

The 26-year-old Dutch midfielder has become an important part of the women's team under manager Casey Stoney.

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