Summer signing Donny van de Beek wants to quit Manchester United already.
The Dutch midfielder was signed from Ajax for a fee of £40 million last summer, but has started just two Premier League games, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferring a different tactical set-up with two defensive midfielders behind Bruno Fernandes.
With his appearances largely confined to cup competitions, and cameos off the bench, van de Beek wants urgent sit down talks with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward about his future.
He is concerned that his lack of game time could jeopardise his place in the Dutch squad for this year’s rescheduled European championships.
Van de Beek is currently sidelined with the muscular injury that he picked up towards the end of February, but he could be fit enough to play some sort of part in the second leg of their Europa League tie against AC Milan at the San Siro on Thursday.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.