Van de Beek’s Man United struggles
Donny van de Beek signed for Man United during the delayed summer window, setting the Red Devils back around 35 million pounds.
Van de Beek had spent his previous years impressing with Ajax, and at 35 million pounds, looked a fairly decent buy for Man United.
However, despite the midfielder being signed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s watch, the Norwegian refused to hand the 24-year-old any sort of regular game-time throughout 2020/21.
Van de Beek made 19 Premier League appearances, but just three of those saw him complete 90 minutes – and two of these outings came right at the end of the campaign when United had nothing left to play for.
So, with the summer window now open, it has not been all that surprising to see van de Beek’s future at Old Trafford called into question. Arsenal would find themselves linked with the midfielder earlier in the window.
Van de Beek makes decision to improve physique
Van de Beek though, has since taken a decision that could see him become a key figure for Man United next season.
As per The Athletic, after taking a two-week holiday, Van de Beek has been working with both Man United’s medical team and strength and conditioning coaches to improve his physique ahead of his second season in England.
It is added that the midfielder returned to his home village and developed a plan to gain lean muscle and enlisted the help of an elite specialised training centre in Amsterdam, where he followed a personalised nutrition plan and weight-based training sessions.
Donny van de Beek had no plan to leave #mufc this summer & instead enlisted personal trainer in Amsterdam to gain muscle over 5 week period. #mufc want to play with two midfield 8âs but OGS not making promises. Inside Donnyâs plan to crack English football https://t.co/mGFFyDZG2T
â Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) August 1, 2021
Van de Beek’s transformation is already noticeable in the flesh and even promoted teammate Harry Maguire to make the below comment on Instagram:
â Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 29, 2021
Of course, only time will tell if Van de Beek’s decision to improve his physique will pay dividends at Man United, but it does look to be a step in the right direction for the Dutchman.
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