Donny van de Beek sends message to Man Utd fans after ‘painful’ Spurs humbling

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has posted a message to supporters on Instagram following his side's disastrous 6-1 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.

The Red Devils suffered a record-equalling biggest ever Premier League loss as they were completely taken apart by Spurs after having to play the majority of the game with ten men once Anthony Martial was sent off in the first half.

The pressure is now mounting on their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following their poor start to the season, and the knives will be sharpened further if they fail to beat Newcastle in their first game back after the international break.

Van de Beek was once again a substitute during the Spurs match, but came off the bench to replace Mason Greenwood in the 67th minute.

And on Monday afternoon he took to Instagram to post a picture of himself in action along with the caption: "Painful loss for us yesterday. We will learn from it, and work hard to come back stronger," along with a strong arm emoji.

Van de Beek has yet to make a start in the Premier League, and fans may be wondering why Solskjaer continues to omit the summer signing in his starting 11.

Speaking before Sunday's match Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness questioned whether the addition of Van de Beek was really what United needed.

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"Do you think they needed Donny van de Beek?" he asked. "Where are you going to play him? When you look at the makeup of that midfield it’s really interesting going forward.

"They’ve got three numbers 10s really, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. It was like, 'Oh he’s available, let’s get him', instead of trying to strengthen your weakest areas.

"They’ve addressed the keeper, a centre-back is paramount. There is no forward thinking, ‘this is where we are, this where we will be in six months’."

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