Donny van de Beek might still have a chance at Premier League glory with Manchester United under former Ajax manager, Erik ten Hag. The 25-year-old moved from Ajax to the Old Trafford side when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was the manager. 

However, the Dutchman was used sparingly and rarely saw action since the former United player-turned-coach, preferred using Bruno Fernandes in van de Beek’s usual position. Deeper down the field, Solskjaer liked the Scott McTominay and Fred combo better than using van de Beek. Ultimately, he moved to Everton, on a loan, when Ralf Rangnick took over as interim manager. 

Now, with Erik ten Hag, poised, to become the new manager, he has revealed that the next season’s squad will see van de Beek play a role and the midfielder will be in the United squad, as per Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano. 

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The Red Devils managed a sixth-place finish in the PL and have secured a Europa spot, while they’re set to miss the Champions League. It is widely believed that with ten Hag’s arrival, the squad will see a major overhaul. 

Several United players are departing or retiring as well, leaving spots open, to make strategic changes. Juan Mata, the Spaniard, left after eight years. Paul Pogba is set to depart as well, and United have set sights on Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong. While the PL side want to open talks, believing the La Liga club’s finances could force them to sell, de Jong has expressed an interest in remaining with Barca and playing the CL. 

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Apart from that, ten Hag is expected to try and bring in a few more players he’s known from Ajax. Among them are Lisandro Martinez and Jurrien Timber. The idea is to help bolster United’s defence, which was tested thoroughly last season and exposed several gaps in the team’s current lineup.