Erik ten Hag ‘will never give Man Utd star a chance again’ as he’s been ‘let down’ – ‘it’s over!’

Erik ten Hag urges Man Utd on Credit: Alamy
Erik ten Hag urges Man Utd on Credit: Alamy

It has been suggested that Erik ten Hag will “never give” one Man Utd player “a chance again” as the Dutchman has been “let down tremendously”.

The player in discussion here is United midfielder, Donny van de Beek.

The Dutchman made his name at Ajax and it was there where he first worked with Ten Hag.

His form for Ajax earned him a £40m move to Man Utd but this transfer has not worked out for anyone involved.

Prior to this season, Van de Beek was used sparingly by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he spent the end of the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Everton.

Ten Hag took over at United in the summer and it was hoped that he would get the best out of Van de Beek once again.

But he has struggled with injuries and his only starts of the season have come over the past week in games against Real Sociedad and Aston Villa.

The centre-midfielder was hauled off in the 65th minute against Aston Villa as United lost 3-1.

Club legend Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Van de Beek “didn’t take his chance”.

Now Dutch analyst Johan Derksen has suggested that the 25-year-old’s career at Man Utd is as good as over.

“I was watching Aston Villa v Manchester United and then Erik ten Hag made a big mistake by putting [Christian] Eriksen and Donny van de Beek in midfield together,” Derksen told Vandaag Inside.

“Eriksen may have played a nice pass and done nothing else, but Donny van de Beek delivered a poor performance. He had no input whatsoever. He walked all over the pitch and was substituted.

“They went under because of players who can only do something with the ball.”

He added: “It’s over for van de Beek, who Ten Hag will never give another to chance now. He [Van de Beek] has obviously let him down tremendously.”

Paul Parker is also concerned about Van de Beek as he fears United are “too big of a club for him”.

“Donny van de Beek is one of those players that looked good in an Ajax team in that Champions League period, but Manchester United is the biggest club in the world,” Parker told IndiaBetting.

“He’s come there and he’s suddenly realised this is just too big of a club for him. He just came there as a rabbit in headlamps.

“The club was in turmoil at the time they bought Van de Beek and during his time at United he has been mixed with all different managers. He came at the wrong time.

“He arrived at the club in a period where fruit and vegetables were mixed in the same dish, and it doesn’t really work, does it? There was no organisation and it’s a shame really, because he looks like a lovely lad.”

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