Ajax coach Ronald de Boer says Donny van de Beek is 'not happy' at Man Utd but denies claims he wants transfer

AJAX legend Ronald de Boer claims Donny van de Beek is ‘not happy’ at Manchester United.

The midfielder, 23, has started just two Premier League games after his £40million move from the Dutch capital last summer.


However, De Boer insists there’s no truth to speculation that Van de Beek wants out of Old Trafford.

And the Netherlands ace, managed by Ronald's brother Frank at international level, is instead focused on getting back to full fitness after recovering from an ankle injury.

Van de Beek has struggled to make an impact at United this season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferring all his senior midfield options to the playmaker.

That has led to talk of a stunning exit just one year after moving to the Theatre of Dreams, with a return to Ajax apparently on the cards.

But De Boer, now assistant manager of Ajax’s youth team, is adamant Van de Beek wants to stay and fight for his place at United after making the trip for tomorrow's Europa League clash with AC Milan.

However, De Boer adds that the versatile midfield ace is not happy with his lack of action and hopes he will soon be able to show off his talents.

De Boer told TalkSport 2: “I spoke to Ajax and they said there’s no truth in it at all.

“He didn’t ask to speak to them. He’s just focusing on his recovery on his ankle. and it’s not true that he asked Man United to leave.

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“His agent also told me that of course he’s not happy that he’s not playing.

“He’s only had two starts under Solskjaer and that’s not what he hoped for when he joined Man United.

“He’s not worried, of course he wants to play every game. But he’s not worried that he can’t succeed.

“He has to have a review after this year, asking where do I stand? Do I have a possibility to succeed here or not? Otherwise, I have to make a move.

“We will see where he’s heading next year, maybe he stays at Man United or maybe another club is interesting for him.

“But he’s not panicking at all, he told his agent he’s so happy at Man United because the club is one of the best in terms of how they treat him, he feels loved.”

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