A frustrated Manchester United star is reportedly ready to leave the club in January.
Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek is understood to keen to leave the Red Devils in the next transfer window as his situation at Old Trafford has not improved, per Daily Mail.
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The former Ajax Amsterdam playmaker is reportedly frustrated with his lack of game time at the club, and according to Manchester Evening News, Van de Beek was visibly upset after not being called upon as a substitute against Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
Video footage reportedly shows the player looking on in disgust and throwing his chewing gum to the ground near where manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was standing while the tactician was organising his final substitutions for the match.
His agent, Guido Albers, expressed his worry in August that the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford could place the Dutchman further down the pecking order at United, and revealed that Van de Beek wanted to leave the club before the last window came to a close.
"There was a lot of interest from Italy, Germany, England, so that looked good," Albers said last month, per the Daily Mail.
"But you need the co-operation of the club. It looked like they would [let him leave], but ultimately, they didn't.
"Everybody who knows Donny knows he loves the game and he wants to be on the pitch every week. So from this answer, you can probably tell what he wanted most."
It is understood that Solskjaer had thereafter assured Van de Beek of game time this season, but after being left on the bench on Wednesday night, the player is now believed to be ready to push for an exit in January, especially with a place in the Netherlands' 2022 FIFA World Cup squad at stake.
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