Donny Van de Beek finds himself excluded from Manchester United’s Champions League squad for the 2023/24 season. This decision was a bit shocking as the Dutch midfielder had been widely expected to make a fresh start elsewhere after a challenging time at Old Trafford.
Van de Beek’s time at Manchester United has been far from ideal since his arrival in 2020 from Ajax. Initially hailed as one of the most promising midfield talents in Europe, he struggled to secure a regular place in the starting lineup under the manager Erik ten Hag. Even with an earlier managerial, under Ralf Rangnick, the situation hasn’t improved significantly for the midfielder.
One of the main reasons behind this omission from the Champions League squad could be the lack of substantial transfer proposals for Van de Beek during the summer transfer window. It was widely believed that he would seek a move away from Manchester United, where competition for places in midfield is However, no suitable offers came, leaving Van de Beek in a difficult position.