Frank de Boer says ‘there’s no truth’ in rumours that Donny van de Beek wants to quit Manchester United following a difficult debut season.
Van de Beek has endured a frustrating period since moving to the Premier League from Ajax last summer, struggling for opportunities and starting just two league fixtures in the current campaign to date.
Speculation has emerged over the past week that the midfielder was keen to leave the Red Devils this summer following his lack of minutes, with the 23-year-old fearful for his place in the national side as he struggles to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.
Netherlands boss De Boer has now dismissed suggestions Van de Beek is ready to quit the club, insisting there is ‘no truth’ in rumours the star has asked to leave and that he remains confident of proving a success at Old Trafford.
“I spoke to Ajax and they said there’s no truth in it at all. He didn’t ask to speak to them,” De Boer told talkSPORT .
“He’s just focusing on his recovery on his ankle, and it’s not true that he asked Man Utd to leave.
“His agent also told me that of course he’s not happy that he’s not playing. He’s only had two starts under Solskjaer and that’s not what he hoped for when he joined Man Utd.
“He’s not worried, of course he wants to play every game. But he’s not worried that he can’t succeed.”
De Boer admits, however, that Van de Beek will have to ‘review’ his situation this summer following a disappointing debut campaign in English football, though revealed the midfielder ‘feels loved’ at Manchester United despite his lack of opportunities.
“He has to have a review after this year, asking: ‘Where do I stand? Do I have a possibility to succeed here or not? Otherwise, I have to make a move.’
“We will see where he’s heading next year, maybe he stays at Man Utd or maybe another club is interesting for him.
“But he’s not panicking at all, he told the manager he’s so happy at Man Utd because the club is one of the best in terms of how they treat him, he feels loved.”