United midfielder Donny van de Beek rejects loan move to Newcastle

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has rejected a loan move to Premier League strugglers Newcastle United.

According to the Telegraph, the Dutchman has turned down the opportunity to head to St James’ Park because of the Magpies’ ‘perilous’ league position.

The club’s Saudi-led consortium had approached the former Ajax man through intermediaries, in the hope they could offer United’s number 34 an “escape” from Old Trafford.

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Despite not being given a Premier League start all season, Newcastle have been told the 24-year-old “is not willing to join them as things stand”.


At Friday’s pre-match press conference, United’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick reaffirmed his desire for van de Beek to remain at United and reassess his future at the club in the summer.

Newcastle may “revisit” their interest in van de Beek before the January transfer window shuts, but the report states that the midfielder “is not going to push to make the temporary switch” to Tyneside.

What now for van de Beek?

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After coming off the bench in the dying stages of last night’s 2-2 draw against Aston Villa, van de Beek brought up his 50th appearance for the Red Devils.

With Scott McTominay suspended, van de Beek may have hoped he would have been given his first Premier League start of the season.

But Nemanja Matic instead came into the side alongside Fred, in the absence of the Scotsman.

Even with the Serbian on a yellow card and running the risk of being sent off, Rangnick didn’t bring van de Beek on.

In his recent cameo appearances against Villa, van de Beek has been deployed high up the pitch which clearly shows that Rangnick doesn’t trust him in a deep-lying midfield position.

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With McTominay back from suspension for Wednesday’s trip to Brentford, van de Beek’s chances of starting once again dwindle.

With the 2022 World Cup starting in 10 months, van de Beek will be desperate to get back into Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands side.

The only way he is going to do that is via regular game time, but it seems van de Beek doesn’t see Newcastle as a potential destination right now.

Maybe if Eddie Howe’s side beat the drop, United’s midfielder could then be open to a move north of the border.

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