‘I’ve played at Old Trafford more times than you!’: Manchester United pariah Donny van de Beek is TEASED by fellow countryman Jackie Groenen, with a £ 35 million midfielder without a Premier League start for five months
- Donny van de Beek has been teased by Man United star Jackie Groenen
- The midfielder has barely played since his £ 35 million transfer from Ajax last summer
- Greens, star of the women’s team, joked that she’s played more at Old Trafford
Outcast Donny van de Beek is the victim of bullying from fellow countryman and Manchester United star Jackie Groenen.
The creative midfielder was signed by Ajax for £ 35 million by Ole Gunnar Solksjaer last summer to have an immediate impact on Old Trafford.
However, the 24-year-old is on the fringes of the team struggling to get minutes, especially in the Premier League.
Donny van de Beek is teased by Manchester United star Jackie Groenen
The women’s team star joked about playing more minutes at Old Trafford this season
The Netherlands international has not made a competition start under Solskjaer in 2021 and has only made brief cameos in recent months – with only one performance of more than 20 minutes since the beginning of December.
Meanwhile, Greens has had more of an impact on the Manchester United women’s team since joining Casey Stoney in 2019.
And after the Women’s Super League squad played their first game at Old Trafford last month, Greens revealed she had a brutal jibe for her friend van de Beek.
‘I joked the other day by telling him I’ve played Old Trafford more than he did,’ Greens joked with ESPN.
Greens played the full Women’s Super League game at Old Trafford against West Ham
‘I think he’s having a good time, so it must be fine. I talk to him regularly. ‘
The midfielder played the entire WSL game against West Ham United, which means she has played about an hour less at Old Trafford than Van de Beek all season.
The former Ajax star has found himself puzzled after the £ 35 million move, with the European Championship just a few months away.
Contrary to what Greens say he is ‘having a good time’, Dutch boss Frank de Boer revealed that he is not happy with his current situation, but is willing to fight for his place in Manchester.
His agent also told me that of course he is not happy that he is not playing. He’s only had two starts under Solskjaer and that wasn’t what he was hoping for when he joined Man Utd. ‘ De Boer told Talksport last month.
Netherlands boss Frank de Boer revealed that Van de Beek is not happy with his situation
‘He’s not worried, he wants to play every game of course. But he is not afraid of failing.
‘He should have a review after this year, asking where am I? Can I pass here or not? Otherwise I have to make a move.
“We’ll see where he goes next year, maybe he stays with Man Utd or maybe another club is interesting for him.
“But he doesn’t panic at all, he told the manager he is so happy at Man Utd because the club is one of the best when it comes to how they treat him, he feels loved.”