Louis van Gaal believes Donny van de Beek made a mistake in joining Manchester United.

Van de Beek has spent a lot of time on the bench for Manchester United since joining from Ajax in the last transfer window. On Saturday evening, the Dutchman was once again an unused substitute in their 0-0 draw against Manchester City.

Speaking to Ziggo Sport in the run up to the game, Louis van Gaal made his opinion clear that Van de Beek had made an error in joining his former side.

He said, “I hope his time will come, but I don’t think he made a good choice. I said that right away.

“If you have Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, what position should Van de Beek be in? He doesn’t have the qualities of Pogba and Fernandes. And now you see that Pogba often doesn’t start Where should Van de Beek play then?”

Van Gaal thinks Van de Beek will have had many other options, “I think you could have seen that beforehand. There are so many teams, which could have done better justice to him, also in the top. He is a boy with many qualities.”




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