Report: How Mourinho and Solskjaer blocked Van de Beek’s path

The Manchester United midfield is well stocked, and the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Fred and Nemanja Matic are all ahead of United midfielder Donny van de Beek.

The 24-year-old Netherlands international sealed a stunning move from Ajax last summer, but struggled for game time all season. He has remained an unused substitute in all three Premier League games so far this season, despite all his efforts in pre-season.

According to reports, Van de Beek could have moved to Roma on a loan deal this season as there were talks between Roma general manager Tiago Pinto and Van de Beek’s representatives about the possibility of a season-long loan deal. However, new Roma boss Jose Mourinho wasn’t interested in the Dutchman.

Meanwhile, reports also claim that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer snubbed Donny van de Beek’s request to leave Manchester United on loan for Everton on deadline day – with his agent calling the decision “disappointing”.

Speaking to Voetbal International, Guido Albers said of Everton’s approach: “Manchester United are holding everything back,” and: “It’s disappointing that United are not cooperating.”

He added: “Today I have been trying to find a club for Donny. Everyone knows the situation. We worked very hard for it, but the club is blocking everything. There was much interest from Italy, Germany and England.”