Donny van de Beek playing for Netherlands.

Whose shirt did Donny score after his goal?

Friday 13 November 2020 08:00

Most players build an extensive shirt collection throughout their careers and, on Wednesday night, Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek added a prized asset to his haul.

Our summer signing from Ajax was the Netherlands’ hero at the Johan Cruyff Arena after scoring a brilliant equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Spain, volleying the ball into the bottom corner from range. 

Spain took the lead when Sergio Canales scored his first international goal, but van de Beek’s classy goal restored parity and ended a run of three defeats for Holland’s new head coach Frank de Boer.


Afterwards, Donny used his official Instagram account to reveal he had personally claimed the shirt of his United team-mate and Spain no.1 David De Gea… which is a lovely addition to his collection!  

Old Trafford hero De Gea was actually an unused substitute in Amsterdam as Luis Enrique utilised his squad by fielding Unai Simon of Athletic Club, which means our man had a well-earned rest. 

David is expected to start when Spain travel to Switzerland in the Nations League on Sunday night, when kick-off is scheduled for 19:45 GMT.

The Spanish will then have a huge game against Germany on Tuesday evening – and genuine blockbuster – and you can watch both fixtures on Sky Sports. 

Van de Beek should be in action again when Netherlands host Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Nations League on Sunday at 17:00 GMT, before travelling to Poland on Wednesday night.

Donny proudly displayed his De Gea shirt on Instagram.
After his goal against Spain in midweek, Donny spoke positively about his experience at United so far and explained he has complete faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans for his integration. 

“It sounds like a cliche to say this, because of course I would have liked to play more, but I really enjoy being in a nice team,” he told NOS. “I am simply received very well and helped by everyone. 

“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.”

Asked what Ole has said to him, Donny responded: “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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