‘Leave Manchester United to save your career’ – Jenas tells Manchester United player

Tottenham Hotspur legend Jermaine Jenas has urged Donny van de Beek to leave Manchester United in order to save his career.

The former Spurs midfielder admits it might be a tough decision for the Dutchman to make, but believes leaving Old Trafford will help him rejuvenate his career and get him back on track.

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“Its a tough one, because it was a strange move in the first place for Donny to go there,” Jenas told The Mirror.

“It is very similar to the issue Totteham have with finding a replacement for Harry Kane, which is why they’ve never found anyone of close quality.

“People know they’re not going to play. The only way you get the best out of any player is you fill them with confidence – especially players like him – by playing them every week, making them feel part of the project and showing that they’re not just the side dish.

“When he was at Ajax I saw a player that was a problem for teams, arriving late in the box, scoring goals. At the minute he just plays safe and because of the position he plays he’s always being compared to another player – their best player.

“We can take this back as far as you want – could you imagine if there was a foil to Cantona or Beckham – it just doesn’t happen. Its kind of one position, its not as if he’s part of the two in midfield where they can mix it up.

“Unfortunately the only way I see him getting back to a confident state and playing again is to move. He needs to be the special player.”

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