Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blocked Donny van de Beek’s deadline day move to Everton

Donny van de Beek-Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford for weeks now, and it appears that the midfielder could have joined Everton on the transfer deadline day.

According to reports, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blocked the Dutch international’s move to Goodison Park.

Apparently, Rafael Benitez made a late move to sign the Dutchman on a loan deal, and the player wasn’t against the idea either.

The midfielder has not been a regular starter for Manchester United ever since his move from Ajax. He needs to play regularly to continue his development and fulfil his potential.

The fact that Solskjaer blocked the move could mean that the Manchester United manager has plans for the midfielder the season. The player was initially linked with an exit earlier this summer. 

It will be interesting to see if the former Ajax midfielder can hold down a regular starting berth this season.

With the World Cup coming up, van de Beek cannot afford to sit on the bench every week. He will need to play every week in order to force his way into the national team set-up.

There is no doubt that the midfielder is highly talented, and he could establish himself as a quality Premier League player. Still, he has not had ample opportunities at Old Trafford so far.

A move to Everton would have allowed him to play more often, and the Toffees could have used a quality attacking midfielder like him as well.

Everton are desperately lacking in creativity and goals from midfield, and van de Beek would have been the perfect solution to their problems.