Rangnick asked about Donny's future

Friday 08 April 2022 22:30

Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has praised Donny van de Beek ahead of the Reds’ crucial clash with Everton in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old made a temporary switch to Merseyside during the January transfer window and is ineligible to face United at Goodison Park tomorrow, despite also being currently sidelined with a thigh injury. 

The Netherlands international has featured six times since his move and, with his future a hot topic of conversation during Ralf’s pre-match briefing, our German coach believes the midfielder still has a point to prove upon his return to the club in the summer months. 
Rangnick was posed with a range of questions during the second part of today's pre-match press conference.
"I like Donny as a player and he had a lot of rivalry in his positions from other players," admitted Rangnick.

"With a high level of competition, that’s why he didn’t get the amount of game-time and that’s why he asked me and us to give him the chance to go elsewhere.

"Unfortunately, he was injured in the last couple of weeks and couldn’t play. Tomorrow, he will not be able to play anyway, but, in the next seven or eight games that they have, he will hopefully help them to stay in the league and get as much game-time as possible."
The former Ajax Academy graduate joined the Reds back in August 2020 and has since gone onto to feature for the Reds 50 times, finding the net twice along the way. 

With Frank Lampard’s men currently presented with a different type of challenge heading into the final phase of the season, our interim boss is fully aware of the obstacles his side face between now and the end of the current campaign, starting with the lunchtime encounter.

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On believing his side can put a strong run of form together, Ralf began: "I know that the team is able to do that and win three games in a row, but now it’s only about starting to win the next game. 

"We didn’t win against Leicester, as we only had a draw at home, so now it’s an away game at Everton. 

"As I said, this is a highly important game for both teams and for both clubs and we need to start tomorrow to get three points and then hopefully get another three points against Norwich."