Marcus Rashford reacts to Donny van de Beek's Everton loan move
Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has completed his loan move to Everton for the remainder of the season.
The Dutch international will be playing under former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard who has been hired as the the club’s next manager following the sacking of Rafa Benitez.
The 24-year-old will be hoping to kickstart his career in England after a frustrating 18 months with the Red Devils.
United teammate Marcus Rashford has reacted to van de Beek’s confirmed loan move and sent him a passionate motivational message.
The former Ajax man struggled to establish himself in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side despite being signed from the Dutch giants for £35m (BBC Sport).
However, his prospects didn’t improve under interim boss Ralf Rangnick and he is yet to make a Premier League start this season.
It is hoped a move to Goodison Park will galvanise United’s number 34 who has fallen out-of-favour in the Netherlands squad which is coached by former United manager Louis van Gaal.
The Dutchman has played just 68 minutes of Premier League football this season and has made just four starts across all competitions.
After signing for blue side of Merseyside, van de Beek told evertontv: ““I hope to bring my football qualities, my passing, and, of course, scoring goals. It is a big part of my game to score and give assists and I will try to do that again. And it is not only offensive, you have to defend as a midfielder and I can do that as well.”
Van de Beek said he had a “really positive meeting” with Lampard and he felt they both shared the “same ideas about football”.
Everton’s new number 30 added: “I had a really positive meeting with the new coach. We have the same ideas about football and he had a lot of influence on my decision.
“I played against him when I was at Ajax, and he was at Chelsea [as manager], so he knows me as a player. He thinks I have qualities that can help the team.
“I can learn a lot from him because he was a little bit in the same position – a midfield player who scored a lot of goals.
“He can help me a lot, so I think I’m in a good spot.
“I want to improve with Everton. There are always things that can be better and I work hard every day to do that.”
Van de Beek said he wanted to show his “qualities” and “strengths to the people in England”.
With Lampard set to sign Tottenham’s Dele Alli as well, van de Beek is not necessarily guaranteed game time during his loan spell.
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