Ralf Rangnick Gave Van De Beek Just Two Minutes Of Normal Time Against Villa On Saturday

It was Van de Beek’s 50th appearance for United since his £40m transfer from Ajax in September 2020. The midfielder was a key player for his former club in the Netherlands, but he’s been spent the majority of his time at Old Trafford on the bench.

Van de Beek made just two starts in the Premier League in 2021 and he’s played 380 minutes across all competitions this season.

Ralf Rangnick gave Van de Beek just two minutes of normal time against Villa on Saturday. The Dutchman has started 19 out of a possible 89 United games since arriving and United’s official club account on Twitter made a graphic to ‘celebrate’ the milestone.

United have been criticised for their use of social media and the tweet was sent out at 2.37 AM United Kingdom time on Sunday.

That time equates to 9.37 PM in Florida, the United States of America, where the Glazers’ Tampa Bay Buccaneers are based.

Van de Beek was ready to join Everton on loan in the summer in search of regular game time, however, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blocked that proposed move and Ralf Rangnick has also indicated that he wants the player to stay despite his sporadic involvement.

“I also had a long conversation with him last week about that,” Rangnick said. “Of course, it’s difficult for him right now because he also wants to play for the Dutch national team to qualify for himself and play in the World Cup in Qatar.

“In order to do that, he needs that game-time here. But I still believe we should keep him, he should stay here definitely until the end of this season and try to get as much game-time as he possibly can.”

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