Man Utd fans’ Donny van de Beek plan could end Juan Mata’s Old Trafford career

Manchester United fans are eager to see Donny van de Beek be given a chance, though it could spell the end at Old Trafford for Juan Mata.

United splashed out in the summer to bring Van de Beek to the Premier League from Ajax.

Though the midfielder is yet to start a Premier League game, despite scoring off the bench in his debut against Crystal Palace.

He has impressed with the Dutch national team and scored during the 1-1 draw with Spain on Wednesday night.

United fans want Van de Beek to be given a chance and have noted how he could replace Mata on the right for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

One wrote on social media: “Love that Donny goal! Coming in from the right side of the attack. Should be playing where Mata plays interchanging with Bruno.”

While another added: “He wouldn’t play right wing, Mata plays more in midfield so play Van de Beek in that right midfield role. Miles better than Mata.”

And a third put: “If Greenwood is injured or not fit enough start, I'd rather want to see Van De Beek play out of position there rather than James or Mata. Mata can be useful in some games though.”

  • Donny van de Beek tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he joined Man Utd to ‘play more’

With another United fan agreeing: “Are you telling me Ole can't play Van de Beek in Mata's position??”

Solskjaer has insisted that Van de Beek will be given his chance with the star believing he has done enough to earn the opportunity.

“It sounds (like a) cliche for me to say this, because of course I would have liked to play more, but I really enjoy being in a nice team. I am simply received very well and helped by everyone,” Van de Beek said.

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“I’m a patient person, but of course you go there to play as much as possible.

“I also think – in the minutes that I have made, in the times that I have come in – I have shown that I can add something to the team.

“What does he (Solskjaer) say to me? That I have to be patient, but also that I just have to continue with what I am doing.

“And that he's seen that I have a good impact when I come into the field. My time is definitely coming. And when those opportunities come, I have to be there.”

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