CRISTIANO RONALDO’S Manchester United return is bad news for Donny van de Beek, according to the Dutchman’s agent.
The midfielder worked tirelessly over the summer to return to pre season in ripped shape.
But that hard work is yet to bear rewards, with Van de Beek having been an unused substitute in all three of the Red Devils’ matches so far this season.
And with Ronaldo having now returned to Old Trafford, Van de Beek’s agent Guido Albers has revealed that he tried to move his client across the North West before last week’s transfer deadline.
He told Ziggo Sport: “Cristiano arrived on Friday which we knew was bad news for us.
“[Paul] Pogba plays on the left, and with Cristiano’s arrival it means another extra player in midfield with Pogba moving away from the left.
“We had conversations with Solskjaer and the board. We took the initiative to find a club and our search ended up at Everton.
“We opened talks with Marcel Brands and Farhad Moshiri.
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“On Monday night [prior to deadline day] we received a call from Solskjaer and the club who told us that a transfer was out of the question and that he had to report himself to training the next morning.”
Van de Beek, 24, appeared 36 times for Man United last season.
But only four of these appearances came in the form of Premier League starts.
And Albers has insisted that his client has to be more than just a cup player.
He added: “The perspective now is that we stated that Donny is not a Carabao Cup player, or FA Cup player, or to play only in European games. Donny went to England to play in the Premier League.
“The way the conversation went this time [with Solskjaer] compared to last summer… things are much more clear now. I have full expectations that Donny will get his chance now.
“Donny worked extremely hard in the summer. He only had seven days off. The rest of the summer he trained to become top fit. He is totally ready.”
Man United next take on Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon, with Ronaldo anticipated to make his second debut for the club.
Van de Beek, meanwhile, is very likely to watch on from the bench once again.
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