Donny van de Beek believes patience pays off after a frustrating start at Manchester United after a £ 40 million summer break, while the Dutchman insists he can give ‘something extra’.
- Donny Van de Beek made a £ 40 million move to Manchester United from Ajax
- He had to wait until last weekend for the first Premier League start in Southampton
- The midfielder has had to bide his time, but he thinks it’s worth the wait
Donny Van de Beek believes his patience is finally paying off at Manchester United after a frustrating start at Old Trafford.
The Dutchman made a £ 40 million move to Ajax’s United from early September, but had to wait until last weekend for his first Premier League start in Southampton.
Van de Beek’s representative Sjaak Swart has expressed the frustration felt in the players’ camp about his lack of opportunities, but the 23-year-old thinks it’s worth the wait.
Midfielder Donny Van de Beek believes his patience is finally paying off at Manchester United
“I just work hard every day and I know that I can give the team something extra and help a lot,” said Van de Beek. “So yes, I was just patient.”
The midfielder insists it was easy to fit in with United due to the caliber of his new teammates, although it meant playing in different roles.
“I think they already get it because they are world class players so there is no difference (compared to Ajax),” he added.
The £ 40 million summer contract has had to bide its time under boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
‘I play with new teammates and you have to understand each other. We understand each other. I can play that kind of style with them.
‘I also played in many different positions at Ajax before. I played # 8, # 10 and even # 6, so I am used to it and I play a lot of different positions. ‘
Edinson Cavani came off the bench on Sunday to score twice at Southampton and Van de Beek believes United’s other new addition will also create new opportunities for midfield.
‘I think it’s very important because especially for me, when you get in the box, you get some extra space. The defenders always look at attackers so that gives extra space for the midfielders. ‘
Van de Beek had to wait until last weekend for his first Premier League start at Southampton