Marco van Basten has told midfielder Donny van de Beek that he has made a mistake by deciding to sign for Manchester United.
Van de Beek was purchased in a £35 million deal from Ajax this summer transfer market but the Netherlands international hasn’t started in any of United’s five Premier League games thus far.
The 23-year-old star was also brought on as a late substitute last week in United’s win against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
In spite of his lack of appearances since moving to Old Trafford, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he has been ‘impressed’ by Donny in training and has vowed that the Netherlands international will feature prominently this season.
However, Van Basten believes Donny should have assessed his chances of securing a regular role at the club before deciding to leave Ajax.
‘Donny should not have gone to Manchester United,’ Marco told Ziggo Sport.
‘When you are a good player you want to play every week. It is really bad for a player like Donny to play only six or seven games this year.
‘That is shocking for your match rhythm. I know he is earning loads and loads more than he used to.
‘But as a top player you have to be critical and look at the chances of playing when you sign for a new club.
‘Donny should have waited for better prospects and signed for another club.’
In the meantime, Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United are keen on a January loan transfer for Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo, the Sun exclusively reports.