Manchester United midfielder fit and sharp for the season after last season’s heartbreak

It was a difficult season for Donny van de Beek as the Dutchman endured a difficult debut campaign at Old Trafford last term.
Van de Beek was restricted to just four Premier League matches last season and scored once in all competitions as he was behind the likes of Scott McTominay, Fred and Paul Pogba.

Things went from bad to worse for Van de Beek as he had to miss the Euros through injury.

Van de Beek was heavily linked with an exit from the club, but United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had revealed that he was keen on using the 24-year-old for the new season.

Van de Beek showed he wasn’t going to sit idly on the bench this summer by embarking on a training programme.

According to the Telegraph, the former Ajax man is said to be ‘stronger and sharper’ than last season.

Solskjaer has noticed Van de Beek’s new frame and hopes that the Netherlands international will have a better season this time around.

“He’s put on a bit of muscle,” he said.

“He’d had last season to learn about English football and he’s used the summer well. You never know how players from abroad come in. Some players need a year. You see Fred’s development but there are other players that just come in and take to it straight away. It depends.

“The Premier League is such a fantastic league and the intensity of it is unbelievable. You have Manchester City against Chelsea in the Champions League final, you have Liverpool, who have been amazing the last few seasons, that’s the competition to win the league. We lost to Sheffield United [in January], who were bottom of the league. Any game in the Premier League is not a given at all.”