Donny van de Beek’s first season was anything but lucky. After being the most expensive signing of last summer at United, his lack of muscle to act as a pivot and the positional coincidence with Bruno Fernandes, star of the team, left him mired in constant substitution. This year a potential exit was rumored, with Barcelona among the team list linked to the Dutch, but everything seems to have changed.
Some time ago it transpired that Solskjaer wanted to have him this course, and now The Athletic places more context to the ‘Van de Beek case’. The Norwegian coach plans a change of scheme and stop using double defensive pivot. A) Yes, I’d break the Fred-McTominay that was immovable last year. In this way, Van de Beek would have a space as a midfielder, the position in which he shone at Ajax, halfway between the organization and the arrival at the rival area.
They add that Donny knows that Solskajer does not promise playing time, but this turn of events excites the exajacied, who now hopes to turn his situation around at Old Trafford. To do so, he has worked over the summer, appearing in Carrington as a new footballer. “In collaboration with United’s medical team, as well as with the strengthening and conditioning team, Van de Beek made it clear that he wanted to improve his physique for his second season in English football,” explains the aforementioned media.
“Hunger and fire”
The midfielder has been training at FysioCocept, an elite scepter based in Amsterdam, 45 minutes by car from Nijkerkerveen, the birthplace of our protagonist. Work in the capital of the Netherlands has seen its reward with the improvement of the player, who in this way advocates fighting in better conditions in a football like English, with the Premier being a much more physical competition than the Eredivisie. Two sources close to the player consulted by The Athletic they say that “their eyes look happier”, while you can see “hunger and fire” in them. A) Yes, It seems that, even a year late, Van de Beek is beginning to see the light of day in Manchester.