United fans react to Van de Beek's interview with Ferdinand
Donny van de Beek has given an extensive interview to former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.
Van de Beek spoke to Ferdinand’s Five YouTube channel about the difficult start to his United career.
The Dutchman spoke about his lack of gametime, saying: “It’s not easy if you are playing, also not for the confidence and everything. I train really hard every day.”
He also commented on Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival, which has only increased the competition for places in the United ranks.
There was also discussion about the positions van de Beek can play in, among other subjects too.
Van de Beek deserves credit for being so forthright about his situation and taking the interview on.
His attitude towards forcing his way into the United side has been exemplary.
He is still working hard and waiting patiently for his chance, which should come with a run of six United games within 18 days in the not too distant future.
Many United fans took to Twitter to react to the interview, which comes during an international break where van de Beek hasn’t been selected by Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal because of his lack of gametime.
There was plenty of praise for how well the midfielder spoke about a situation which has not been easy for him.
Others are hoping he gets a chance he gets an opportunity to show what he can do in the matches ahead.
Here is some reaction to the interview…
Absolutely loved this, keep your head high Donny, we all believe in you. Your time is coming.— Great British Van De Beek-Off (@GreatBeek) September 6, 2021
Comes across really well. It’s funny how some players regardless of playing time are just liked by fans.— James N (@UkJimm) September 7, 2021
Really hope the guy gets some minutes this season & can cement a place in the team
Rio… What a lad Donny is.— Clinton 🇿🇦 (@ClintpMUFC) September 6, 2021
Wish him the best ! Cannot wait for you to get your chance DVB & once you do… Its going to be hard to get to to sit down.
Go on Donny !!
There is just no way for you not to love DVB more after watching this. Cant wait to see him breaking into this team.— Mykel (@Sirmiccoli) September 6, 2021
Great piece here @rioferdy5. Had me smiling ear to ear all the way. Great hearing from @Donny_beek6. Such an amazing human being with a massive winning mentality. I for one would want to see Ole use him more because we can all testify he is one of most versatile players.— Musian (@ClassyTr001) September 6, 2021
Loved this! The boys doing bits to get donny on to speak some truths. Seems a top guy. Hope he gets the game time he deserves. Says he can play 6, no excuses not to put him there .— James Bryant (@JamesBryant_92) September 6, 2021
Donny is such a positive lad. So easy to like his attitude and mind set despite the unfortunate situation he finds himself at the club. Hopeful his time will finally come this season. He deserves it— Leeto (@LeetoRay) September 6, 2021
Such a class act Donny, hope to see him play more and he takes his chance 🙌🏼— brad (@BradTay_) September 6, 2021
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