Donny van de Beek has opened up about his relationship with Manchester Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer while talking about the speculation of his future at the club. He revealed that he has complete faith in the boss as he enters his second season in English football after he joined the club from Ajax last season for £39m. He refuted any suggestion that he was close to leaving the club in the last transfer window and mentioned positive discussions with the club.
“I speak with the manager about it and the club,” Donny van de Beek said talking about his future at Manchester Utd. “They were clear they wanted me to stay here. The manager was really positive about me and he said, ‘I need you and I want to keep you here. Of course, what I see here now at the beginning of the season is difficult because I didn’t play one minute, but he said, ‘What I see every day in training, I see a different Donny now’.”
“This is football and I think you can never promise a player if he will play – or not. You can train every day hard, but in the end, you need game time to show your best shape. If you play once in a month or anything, you cannot show your best,” he added. “I think I can do (play as a six) but, of course, I don’t know what the manager thinks or what he expects from me. I’ve played in this role before with Ajax. That depends on how you play as a team. For how we play, I think the best position for me is a number six or eight.”