Van de Beek: Our fans have such an impact
Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has outlined his favourite thing about being at the club, during our most recent Fans’ Q&A episode.
The United fanbase from across the world were asked to send in questions for the 25-year-old, with a selection of those then put to the former Ajax man in an exclusive interview.
Speaking on a range of different topics, Donny insisted playing in front of our never-say-die support all around the globe is one of his favourite things about being a United player.
''[There are] so many things because it’s such a big club but we have so many fans, so I would say the fans,'' he began.
''Everywhere we come, now for example in Australia and Bangkok as well, there are so many fans all over the world.
''I think the fans have a big impact on the club.''
Joining the club in 2020, the former Everton loanee is no stranger to working under current boss Erik ten Hag, given the time they spent together whilst with current Eredivisie champions Ajax.
Having progressed all the way through the Amsterdammers' youth system from the age of 11, fine-tuning his skills throughout, Donny insisted improving his game day-by-day was the one staple that remained at the top of his list.
''To be fair, when I was in the amateur club, I was going to school and when I came home, I would play every day because this is my passion and [in] my heart,'' added our no.34.
''I practiced every day and that was what maybe made me successful and [got me] where I am now.
Recalling some of his earliest football memories, Donny insisted his passion for the game is something that hasn't ever diminished.
''I think the first time when I was on the pitch was with my father,'' he added.
''He was playing football and he brought me to the club, [which was] an amateur club.
''I was in love with the ball, the only thing I wanted to do was play football, so I take it on from myself, it was in my DNA.''