Marco van Basten has slammed Donny van de Beek for his decision to join Manchester United this summer.

The midfielder swapped Ajax for Manchester United in a £40 million move but has since only played a handful of games. Last week he came on with two minutes left of the win over PSG, and did not even get off the bench in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea.

Van Basten believes Van de Beek has made a big mistake that could be bad for his career.

He told Ziggo Sport, “It is very bad for such a boy to only play six or seven times in a year. That’s terrible for your rhythm! You can earn a lot more, but you also have to see where you can play.”

Van Basten reacted badly to the suggestion that Van de Beek needs time to adapt, “Is it about a five-year contract that he can sign? No, that’s bullsh*t. Then you shouldn’t go to Manchester United, but wait with it for another club. You have to want to play football every week, and such a club is then bad for your career.”

Van de Beek has made four substitute appearances in the Premier League, with only two starts in the league cup.

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