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Van de Beek ‘wants to quit’ Man Utd as he demands ‘showdown talks’ with Woodward

Donny van de Beek reportedly ‘wants to quit’ Manchester United after just one season following his lack of opportunities at Old Trafford.

The midfielder signed from Ajax last summer in a £40 million deal having developed into an integral piece of Erik ten Hag’s side, helping the club reach the Champions League semi-finals in 2018/19, as well as reclaiming the Eredivisie title following a five-year drought.

 

Van de Beek had been courted by some of Europe’s biggest sides with Real Madrid believed to have been close to his signature, only for the Spanish side to pull out due to the financial implications of the ongoing pandemic, allowing the Red Devils to swoop in and secure a deal.

Manchester United fans thought their side had landed a real gem following their side’s capture of the Netherlands international, though he has been afforded just 13 Premier League appearances this season.

The 23-year-old has previously spoken about the need to be patient for his opportunities in a side whose midfield possesses the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, while Scott McTominay and Fred have also formed an excellent partnership in the middle of the park.

However, according to the Daily Star, Van de Beek is ‘stunned’ that he has been afforded just two Premier League starts since his move to England and now ‘wants to quit’ the club after just one season.

The report claims that the midfielder wants ‘showdown talks’ with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward amid fears for his place in the national squad ahead of this summer’s rescheduled European Championship.

Van de Beek hasn’t been in the matchday squad for the last two weeks due to an injury, though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did name drop him for a potential return ahead of Thursday night’s trip to Italy to take on AC Milan.

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